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Buffalo man gets 12 years behind bars as persistent felon

A Buffalo man with five felony convictions was sentenced this week to 12 years to life in prison after a judge ruled he was a persistent felony offender.

State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller ordered the maximum sentence for Jonathon Archibald, 41, of Swinburne Street, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III.

Archibald was convicted of his fifth felony May 8 after a jury found him guilty of second-degree assault for slashing another man across the face with a knife May 7, 2013 in an East Side corner store and then stabbing him in the arm and chest as the victim tried to defend himself.

The attack in the store at Harmonia Street and Walden Avenue followed an argument.

Archibald also has three felony drug convictions and an attempted robbery conviction for slashing another man across the face with a razor blade and taking his cellphone in 2010 on Harmonia, Assistant District Attorney Justin T. Wallens said.