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Falls man pleads guilty in mugging

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man admitted Tuesday in Niagara County Court that he took part in the mugging of a man July 15 near a Coastal gas station on 19th Street in Niagara Falls.

Raco N. Black, 45, of Whitney Avenue, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree robbery and was scheduled for sentencing June 18 by Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Charges are pending against a co-defendant, Carl R. Adams, 43, of Niagara Street. But Black told Murphy that the victim was robbed of $60 by a third man, whom he knew only as “Fathead,” after Black pushed the victim.

Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann said “Fathead” has not been identified.