Watertown woman faces criminal contempt charge

Crime

LOWVILLE — A village man accused of causing a woman to become unconscious during an incident Aug. 20, was charged with a felony.

Shawn L. Exford, 28, was charged with felony second-degree assault by village police.

According to the news release on the incident, Mr. Exford allegedly hit Bobbi Jo Gokey in the head with a burning Yankee Candle, causing the candle jar to break.

The altercation took place on South State Street in the village.

Ms. Gokey was reportedly knocked unconscious for a brief time and taken to Lewis County General Hospital.

Mr. Exford was arraigned in Village Court and released.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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