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Delevan man gets prison for holdup at restaurant

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Delevan man who robbed a Yorkshire restaurant has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to serve up to six years in prison.

Corey D. Roper, 22, being held in the county jail, was sentenced Monday by Judge Larry M. Himelein to serve five years in prison and five years' post-release supervision and a concurrent prison term of two to six years for his guilty pleas to second-degree burglary and third-degree robbery. On Jan. 6, Roper and others robbed The Shop restaurant at gunpoint.

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Arcade man convicted in ammo possession case

An Arcade man who was convicted Tuesday of knowingly possessing ammunition after having previously been convicted of a crime, was sentenced to time served and six months home detention by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Gregory Sanders, 41, was arrested April 17, 2010, after Wyoming County sheriff's deputies and state police were called to his home following a domestic argument. Sanders' wife had indicated that he was threatening her and their children.

When police arrived, Sanders' wife, who had fled with her children, told officers that he was in the residence with a firearm, that Sanders had told her she should be afraid and that if the police arrived, it would be bad.

Sanders, who police attempted to contact by telephone, surrendered after several hours of negotiations with law enforcement. A shotgun and several rounds of ammunition were later recovered from the house. Sanders was previously convicted of a felony in South Carolina for an assault on a police officer.

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Salamanca man accused of probation violation

SALAMANCA -- The grandson of former Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder Sr. has been taken into custody by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies on a Cattaraugus County Court warrant charging probation violation.

Barry E. Snyder III, 31, of East Loop Road, was arrested Wednesday by city police and turned over to deputies who took him to the county jail to be held without bail.

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Two arraigned in sale, possession of drugs

LITTLE VALLEY -- Arraignments were held Monday in Cattaraugus County Court for two Olean-area men, currently being held in the county jail, accused of drug possession and sales.

Justin Walker, 20, of Hinsdale, pleaded not guilty to one count each of third-degree criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance Nov. 17 in the City of Olean.

Dakota Mix, 19, of Franklinville, pleaded not guilty to one count each of third-degree criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance Dec. 17 in the City of Olean.

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Probation, fine imposed in Salamanca DWI case

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Salamanca man was fined and sentenced to probation this week in Cattaraugus County Court for his conviction of driving while intoxicated.

Jay P. Nelson, 25, was sentenced to five years' probation, fined $2,000 and had his driver's license revoked for his guilty plea to DWI Dec. 11 in the City of Salamanca when he was driving with a blood alcohol count of 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

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Freedom man gets prison for assault with vehicle

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Freedom man has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to serve up to three years in prison for an assault last year in Ashford that seriously injured another person.

Michael J. Wixson II, 26, was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein to serve from one to three years for his conviction of third-degree attempted assault, July 25, 2010, when he struck another person while driving his vehicle.

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Husband also charged in $33,000 benefits theft

OLEAN -- A Franklinville man arrested by Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies is accused of welfare fraud, illegally collecting more than $33,000 in benefits after duplicate charges were lodged against his wife last week.

Terry L. George, 57, of Franklinville, was charged with third-degree welfare fraud, third-degree grand larceny and five counts of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing.

The same charges led to the arrest last week of Ann M. George, 42. Both are accused of not reporting his workers' compensation benefits on applications he and his wife submitted to the county Department of Social Services.

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Guilty plea entered in bid to re-enter U.S.

A Nigerian man Tuesday pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to attempting to re-enter the United States after he was deported following his conviction on an aggravated felony charge.

Segun Adewale Adeonigbagbe, 46, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both when sentenced at 9 a.m. Nov. 21 before U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. On March 11, Adeonigbagbe applied for entry to the U.S. at the Peace Bridge, but he had been convicted of presenting forged documents and deported in 1999.

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