ITHACA, NY — An Ithaca man was sentenced on Thursday in Tompkins County Court to 60 days in county jail with a three year probation period after records show he assaulted a woman, violating an order of protection.
Demaija Stewart, 37, had been issued an order of protection against his ex-girlfriend in May 2015, which was due to expire in November 2015. According to testimonies, Stewart and the victim got into an argument at his home on September 25, 2015, which then escalated into a physical fight where Stewart allegedly assaulted her.
Reports show the victim suffered from multiple injuries, including fractured ribs, a lacerated liver, lacerated kidney, and internal bleeding. Stewart reportedly stole her debit card, cash and car keys.
He was arrested on October 6, 2015 and later indicted with second-degree assault, aggravated criminal contempt, fourth-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree criminal mischief (two counts), second-degree unlawful imprisonment, and petit larceny.
Stewart later plead guilty for criminal mischief, and was sentenced yesterday to 60 days in county jail – which he has already served – with a three year probation period. The order of protection will remain effective, and courts have ordered Stewart to complete a domestic offenders re-education program.