Mineola, NY - July 27, 2015 - Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was arraigned today on an indictment for multiple assaults and the attempted murder of his girlfriend.
Shaquon Lockwood, 19, of Hempstead, was arraigned on the following grand jury indictment charges today:
• Attempted Murder in the 2nd Degree (a B violent felony)
• Assault in the 1st Degree (a B violent felony)
• Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 3rd Degree (a D felony)
• Two Counts of Aggravated Criminal Contempt (a D felony)
• Two Counts of Criminal Contempt in the 1st Degree (an E felony)
• Two Counts of Assault in the 3rd Degree (an A misdemeanor)
• Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation (an A misdemeanor)
Acting Supreme Court Justice William O’Brien remanded Lockwood and ordered him back to court on Aug. 17. If convicted of the top charge, Lockwood faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
“This defendant is charged with assaulting his girlfriend on multiple occasions and attempting to kill her by slicing her throat with a box cutter,” Acting DA Singas said. “Domestic violence has no place in our society and my office is committed to prosecuting these cases to the fullest extent of the law.”
Acting DA Singas said that on June 27 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Lockwood was in the basement of his home when he began to argue with his 20-year old girlfriend. As the argument escalated, the defendant grabbed a green box cutter and slashed the victim multiple times on her face and neck. The defendant fled the house through a window. The victim was taken to Winthrop University Hospital and treated for multiple lacerations on her neck, face, head, back and hands. She required multiple surgeries to close her wounds and repair the injuries.
The incident occurred while Lockwood’s victim had an order of protection against him stemming from a March 8 incident, in which he allegedly assaulted and strangled the same woman. It is also alleged that Lockwood punched, kicked and broke the nose of his girlfriend in a June 11 incident.
Lockwood was arrested for the June 27 incident by Nassau County Police Department Third Squad Detectives on July 2.
Assistant District Attorney D.J. Rosenbaum of Acting DA Singas’ Special Victims Bureau is prosecuting the case. Lockwood is represented by Nancy Garber, Esq.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.