Man Pleads Guilty to Gasoline Attack

A man originally charged with attempted murder for throwing gasoline in the faces of two people in an attempt to set them on fire has pleaded guilty to attempted assault.

42-year-old Chris Sherlock of Olean threw the gasoline at the people in the early morning hours of September 5, 2013. He was in violation of an order of protection during the incident.

Sherlock was originally charged with two counts each of attempted murder attempted assault as well as reckless endangerment, criminal contempt, stalking and menacing. Besides attempted assault, he also pleaded guilty to criminal contempt. He is scheduled for sentencing on November 24 in Cattaraugus County Court.

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