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Assault suspect turns himself in

ALBANY -- Officials from the Albany Police Department say a suspect in an aggravated assault and burglary investigation turned himself in Monday.

APD Spokesperson Phyllis Banks confirmed Monday that Jonterria Marquaski Seay, 21, turned himself in to Albany police at the Law Enforcement Center at 2 p.m Monday.

Seay has been charged with aggravated assault, burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime stemming from a Sept. 15 incident, officials said.

According to Banks, APD officers responded to a residence in the 1400 block of East Second Avenue around 1 a.m. on Sept. 15 in reference to a burglary and aggravated assault.

Police reports indicate that a suspect, later identified as Seay, knocked on the door of the residence which was opened by one of the seven victims.

"He (Seay) went to the home and when she (the victim) opened the door he came in and pointed a gun at them (the victims) and then fired a shot into the ceiling and then fled the scene," said Banks.

Records show in 2008, Seay was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime for shooting 18-year-old Enorris Holley in the leg after a confrontation.

He also surrendered to police for the 2008 incident and confessed his involvement with the shooting, police said.

According to court documents, Seay pleaded guilty to the aggravated assault and the possession of a firearm during the commission of crime charges and was sentenced to serve six months in jail with almost 10 years of probation for the assault charge and additional five years of probation for the weapons charge. He was also ordered by the court to pay a $300 fine.

In January, 2009, Seay was arrested for probation violation for violating curfew and in February of that year he was also charged with possession of cocaine and was sentenced to serve 25 days in jail.