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>Dunkirk driver sought last week found in closet

JAMESTOWN -- A 23-year-old Dunkirk man wanted by Jamestown police in connection with a vehicle pursuit last week was taken into custody Tuesday evening, police reported.

Marlo J. Carter was located about 7 p.m. hiding in a bedroom closet in an apartment on McKinley Avenue, police said. He was taken into custody without incident and is being held in Jamestown City Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Carter was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, resisting arrest, aggravated unlicensed operation, three counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, three counts of speeding and seven counts of passing a stop sign.

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>Two receive probation in Niagara Court cases

LOCKPORT -- Niagara County Judge Peter L. Broderick Sr. has sentenced Jermaine N. Atkins to five years' probation Monday.

Atkins, 24, of Lincoln Place, had pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree burglary in the burglary Aug. 30, 2004, at a home on Tuscarora Road in the Town of Niagara. A shotgun, a fur coat and some jewelry were stolen.

Also Monday, Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza sentenced Ryan A. McNaughton Jr., 42, of Oliver Street, North Tonawanda, to three years' probation for second-degree menacing and resisting arrest. Armed with a 20-foot tree limb cutter, McNaughton tried to rob a Grand Island couple July 8 on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls.

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