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Buffalo man sentenced in home invasion

One of two Buffalo men charged in a home invasion that ended in three people being robbed and one of the victims being shot was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday in Erie County Court.

Judge Sheila A. DiTullio sentenced Jamar Maye, 36, of Schuele Avenue, in the Oct. 8, 2012, robbery at a home on A Street off Fillmore Avenue near Genesee Street. Police said he and another man forced their way into the home.

Maye admitted taking money and cellphones at gunpoint from three victims, one of whom was shot in the leg by the other robber. Police said they took more than $700, then fled. They were arrested a short time later in a car on Hastings Avenue.

Maye pleaded guilty in April to three counts of first-degree robbery and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. As a second violent felony offender, he had faced up to 25 years in prison, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

His co-defendant, James Griggs, 31, of Hastings, pleaded guilty to the same charges and an additional count of first-degree assault for the shooting. He was sentenced by DiTullio in May as a second felony offender to 13 years in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Paul Williams prosecuted the case.