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Falls man admits stealing money from his grandfather

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty Tuesday to entering his grandfather’s Lewiston home July 6 and stealing $434 from the victim’s wallet.

Brandon C. Myers, 23, whose current address is the Niagara Falls City Mission, admitted to third-degree burglary and accepted a restraining order barring him from contact with his grandfather. He also must pay restitution.

Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III admitted Myers to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment. Myers risks a seven-year prison term if he washes out of the treatment program, but if he succeeds, his charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor with no worse than a probation sentence.

Myers, who served 17 months in state prison after pleading guilty in 2010 to stealing firearms from his grandfather’s home, said he’s failed in drug treatment before. “I think I have a little more motivation this time around,” he said.