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MUGGER GETS 2 TO 4 YEARS IN PRISON

A mugger who broke his victim's nose July 10 was sentenced to two to four years in prison Friday by Niagara County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr.

Calvin V. Gandy, 22, of Orangeport Road, had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree robbery.

In an incident on Pine Street in Lockport, Gandy punched a man in the face several times. A wallet and a cellular telephone were stolen.

In another Lockport robbery, Broderick placed Curtis E. Hunter on probation for six months pending a final decision on how to punish him for jumping a man outside a convenience store May 3 and stealing a DVD player from the victim.

Prosecutors said Hunter was the only one caught out of four assailants who attacked the Lockport victim, who lost three teeth in the assault. Hunter pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree robbery.

David W. Lazarz, 24, of Ashland Avenue, Buffalo, pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree burglary in connection with the theft of $1,400 worth of bird feeders and other merchandise from a storage building at Handy Andy Discount Lumber in Wheatfield March 18.

Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza scheduled sentencing for Jan. 21. Assistant District Attorney Phillip Dabney Jr. said two co-defendants, William Allen and Jake Nowak, were placed on three years' probation after pleading guilty to attempted second-degree criminal trespass in Wheatfield Town Court.

Sperrazza ordered Steven M. Goodrich to wear an electronic-monitoring bracelet for the first six months of his six-year probation term for attempted third-degree criminal sexual act.

Goodrich, 35, of 81st Street, Niagara Falls, was originally accused of statutory rape in connection with a Jan. 18 incident in Niagara Falls.

Broderick scheduled sentencing Jan. 21 for Christopher R. Smalley, 20, of Model City Road, Lewiston, who pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Smalley, arrested May 5 by Lewiston police, is accused of having about half an ounce of cocaine.

e-mail: tprohaska@buffnews.com

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