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Man sentenced to up to three years for spree of property crimes

A judge today sentenced a Cheektowaga man to one to three years in prison following his three arrests in two months on weapons, stolen property and burglary charges.

Erie County Judge Thomas P. Franczyk sentenced Troy Jones, 19, of Reo Avenue.

Jones had pleaded guilty to second-degree weapon possession, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and two counts of third-degree attempted burglary.

Jones was first arrested Jan. 18 when he tried to discard a loaded revolver while running from police on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga, according to District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

He was released on $250 bail in Cheektowaga Town Court.

Jones was arrested again on Feb. 25 at his home, where police found power tools and spools of copper worth $3,000 that had been stolen from Harlan Electric Co. in Buffalo.

He was again released on $250 bail in Cheektowaga Town Court and was arrested about a month later in connection with burglaries March 24 at two Buffalo businesses, Clinton Auto Wrecking and Metalico.

This time, he was arraigned in Buffalo City Court and ordered held on higher bail.

At Jones’ sentencing today, Assistant District Attorney John Feroletto told the judge that Jones had cooperated with authorities in the investigation and his cooperation helped lead to the convictions of two accomplices.

Franczyk said he took the cooperation into account in imposing the sentence. Jones had faced a maximum prison sentence of 29 years.

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