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LITTLE VALLEY – A 23-year-old Salamanca man was convicted by a Cattaraugus County Court jury Friday of grand larceny, criminal mischief and criminal possession of stolen property following a three-day trial over the theft of a Seneca Nation marshal’s SUV in the Town of Great Valley last May 23.

Kevin M. Beaver faces sentencing on March 10 by County Judge Ronald D. Ploetz.

The vehicle was stolen about 2:30 a.m. and ultimately abandoned in a gravel pits in the Town of Redhouse with almost $3,000 damage. Cattaraugus County District Attorney Lori Pettit Rieman and First Assistant District Attorney Amber Kerling credited the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department and the Seneca Nation Marshals office with aiding in the conviction.

Beaver faces a possible state prison term of up to four years and court-ordered restitution for the repair work the stolen vehicle required.

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