LOCKPORT — A Niagara Falls man, accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and critically wounding another woman, has been indicted by a Niagara County grand jury.

Javon Ridgeway, 26, whose last known address was 1914 16th St., was charged with second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree criminal use of a firearm and three counts each of second and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He had originally been charged in Niagara Falls City Court with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for the shooting death of Lanerra M. Streeter, 25, and the wounding of a 24-year-old Buffalo woman in Streeter’s Unity Park apartment early on the morning of Sept. 9.

Ridgeway pleaded not guilty to the charges, during an arraignment Wednesday afternoon before Niagara County Court Judge Peter Broderick. At the request of prosecutors, Ridgeway, who had been the subject of an intense two-week manhunt in the Falls, was jailed without bail. He is set to return to court for a pre-trial hearing on Dec. 20.

Investigators said Ridgeway, who is also known by the street name “Cox,” has been arrested a number of times in the past year because of incidents with Streeter, most recently a burglary and assault. On one occasion, Ridgeway is accused of pointing a gun at Streeter and then hitting her with it.

Ridgeway was captured by cops after the heavily armed members of the Falls Police Emergency Response Team surrounded a North Avenue home where he had been hiding out.

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