ITHACA, NY – A Tompkins man was indicted Dec. 22 by a grand jury on seven counts in regards to a Sept. 25 incident in Tompkins County.

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During the course of the incident, the man allegedly assaulted someone, stole a credit or debit card, damaged property, violated an order of protection, illegally restrained a person and prevented a person from accessing emergency assistance.

Demaija U. Stewart, 36, is accused of the following felonies: second-degree assault, aggravated criminal contempt in violation of an order of protection and fourth-degree grand larceny.

Stewart is also accused of four misdemeanors: two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and petit larceny.

Stewart was charged on Oct. 6. He has since been released from Tompkins County Jail on bail.

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Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs

Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs is an intern with the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at