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DNA connects serial felon to Cambria burglary

LOCKPORT – Tedderick A. Gilmer, who is currently serving 7 1/2 years in state prison for burglary and cocaine possession, pleaded guilty Monday in Niagara County Court to a four-year-old burglary in Cambria, to which he was connected by DNA evidence.

Gilmer, 31, of Hastings Street, Buffalo, admitted to third-degree burglary and is to be sentenced June 23 by Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Assistant District Attorney Peter M. Wydysh said Gilmer’s DNA was found on a gun safe in a home on Human Road in Cambria, where two shotguns were reported missing in October 2010. Gilmer wasn’t charged until Feb. 24 of this year.

Gilmer’s criminal resume includes a four-year state prison term for a 2003 attempted robbery, as well as the current sentence, imposed in 2010.