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Man who robbed neighbor in Bennett Village Terrace pleads guilty

A man accused in the winter robbery of a neighbor in the Bennett Village Terrace complex pleaded guilty to robbery in the first and second degree on Thursday in Erie County Court.

Isaac Lamont Nicholson, 28, admitted to taking a small amount of money and personal items from a 61-year-old acquaintance after threatening and attacking the man with a hammer and stun gun at his home in the early morning hours of Feb. 27.

The injured victim was treated at Erie County Medical Center and has recovered.

In accepting the plea, Judge Kenneth E. Case indicated he plans to sentence Nicholson to terms of 5 and 3 1/2 years on the two charges, to run concurrently when he returns to court in August.

Anginell Reese, 42, who was charged in the crime at the same time as Nicholson, is pleading not guilty. Her attorney, James DeMatteo, is contending that she was present when the confrontation took place but was not involved.