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Lockport woman faces prosecution in 3 Erie County burglaries

Damone M. Clayton, 31, a jailed Lockport woman indicted last week for allegedly stabbing her landlady, also faces prosecution in three recent Erie County burglaries, her attorney said Wednesday.

After Amherst Town Justice Geoffrey K. Klein scheduled a Feb. 22 pre-grand jury hearing for Clayton in connection with a Jan. 19 burglary at a Sweet Home Road restaurant, defense attorney Robert P. Johnson said she also faces proceedings next month in Clarence Town Court in connection with a Dec. 5 burglary at a Transit Road home where she was working as a home health care aide and for a Dec. 16 burglary at a 7-11 store on Transit Road in Clarence.

Johnson said Clayton, now being held in lieu of $250,000 bail in the Niagara County Jail on the attack on her landlady, said she maintains her innocence in the criminal cases.

Clayton pleaded not guilty at her State Supreme Court arraignment in Lockport Thursday to attempted murder, first-degree assault and first-degree robbery charges in the Dec. 16 stabbing of her landlady, Ethel Moore, 68, in the victim's Caledonia Street home there.

 

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