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Falls teen is prison-bound after second felony plea

LOCKPORT – A 17-year-old from Niagara Falls will be going to state prison after his second felony conviction, Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas said Thursday.

Mason B. Denison of Linwood Avenue pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery for his role in the strongarm robbery of three men Sept. 12 near the Hometown Market at 15th Street and Pierce Avenue in the Falls. The victims were struck with blunt objects and robbed of cash and credit cards.

Charges remain pending against a co-defendant, Michael Maye, 29, of Whitney Avenue.

Denison had pleaded guilty last year to third-degree burglary for a May 15 break-in at a Linwood Avenue home. Farkas said when Denison is brought back to court May 28, she will impose concurrent sentences with a recommendation to send Denison to the state prison system’s boot camp-style “shock incarceration” program.