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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Bolivar man pleads guilty to assaulting police officer

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  • A Bolivar man entered a guilty plea in connection with an arrest for assaulting a Bolivar Police officer.
    Robert F. Stanek, 57, of First Street, was sentenced to eight months in jail, but is out now, as he served the time since his original arrest on Sept. 11, 2013.
    According to court papers, Stanek was arguing with another male on a bench in Bolivar when a Bolivar Police officer stopped to see what the problem was.
    Stanek allegedly became irate and would not let the officer put handcuffs on him. Stanek allegedly threatened the officer a second time, saying he would punch the officer in the face if he attempted to handcuff him again.
    The arrest report said the officer attempted to handcuff Stanek the second time, and Stanek allegedly kicked the officer in the groin and asked, "How did that feel?"
    Stanek was jailed for second-degree assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for "intentionally causing serious physical injury to a police officer." He was arraigned, jailed and did not reach bail.
    On Friday, Stanek entered a guilty plea to third-degree assault. Stanek must also pay court fees.
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