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Falls burglar imprisoned for two burglaries, perhaps more to come

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man was sentenced to four years in prison Friday for a pair of burglaries in the Falls, but that’s not the end of his legal troubles, Assistant District Attorney Claudette S. Caldwell said.

Jermaine V. Lowe Jr., 24, of Niagara Avenue, was arraigned Monday in Falls City Court regarding another burglary he allegedly committed in February, while he was out on bail awaiting sentencing in the other two break-ins. Caldwell told Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III that Lowe and a co-defendant will be prosecuted in the matter, and Lowe will face a mandatory consecutive sentence if convicted.

Lowe pleaded guilty in January to two counts of attempted second-degree burglary. He left his blood behind after breaking a window at an apartment he entered on 18th Street in the Falls April 13, 2013; the DNA evidence solved that case. Lowe also admitted trying to enter a Monroe Avenue house through the bathroom window Jan. 11, 2014.

“I’m not a bad person. I made some mistakes,” Lowe said.

“Well, these are felonies. It’s a little more serious than mistakes,” Murphy replied.