Massena man facing 25 to life after assault conviction in Canton today
CANTON –Ronald Dillon, Jr., 41, of Massena, was unanimously found guilty today after a jury trial for second-degree assault: intent to cause serious injury.
A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and Dillon was remanded to jail. At sentencing he faces a maximum prison term of 25 years to life as a potential persistent felony offender, according to St. Lawrence County District Attorney Gary M. Pasqua, who prosecuted Dillon in the case.The charge in this case was laid against Dillon last August when he was accused of breaking another man’s jaw.
"This prosecution was necessary to protect the community from a habitual offender,” said DA Pasqua in announcing the verdict. “Law enforcement did an exceptional job.”
He also praised ADA Matthew Peabody, second chair ADA Sasha Mascarenhas, “and my support staff. This was a difficult case. A great deal of preparation and many long hours were spent in an effort to address an injustice to the victim of this August 5, 2018 assault and to make our County safer,” he said in his statement.
“My office will continue to work long hours and difficult cases in our mission to protect the community from criminal activity," he said.
St. Lawrence County Court Judge Jerome Richards presided at the trial.