CANTON A St. Lawrence County grand jury handed up a pair of indictments Thursday to a New York City woman and a patient at St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, Ogdensburg.
Nekeda Smith, 38, Brooklyn, was indicted on one count of first-degree promoting prison contraband, a class D felony.
It is alleged that on May 11 Smith knowingly and unlawfully introduced a razor blade into the Riverview Correctional Facility in Ogdensburg. Smith pleaded not guilty to the charges June 4 in St. Lawrence County Court and was released on a continued bail bond of $10,000.
James E. Davis, 26, of 1 Chimney Point Drive, Ogdensburg was indicted on two counts of second-degree assault, a class D felony, and two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.
It is alleged that on July 15 Davis, a patient at the psych center, stabbed Thomas McDougal, a therapy aide at the center, in the left cheek with a metal butter knife.
The grand jury also alleged that on July 19 Davis stabbed Chinyere Ukomadu, a psychologist at the center, in the neck with a pencil.
The two were treated at the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center emergency room, Ogdensburg, and released.