LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who pistol-whipped a 7-Eleven store clerk in a robbery on December 30 was sentenced Thursday by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III to four years in state prison and three years of post-release supervision.
Jonathan J. Singleteary, 21, of 85th Street, had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree robbery.
A co-defendant, Jorge L. Flecha, 20, of Interpark Avenue, Buffalo, is awaiting sentencing on the same charge.
Assistant District Attorney Claudette S. Caldwell said Singleteary was the one who struck the clerk in the back of the head with a gun and made him crawl along the floor to open the cash register in the store at 15th Street and Pine Avenue.
Assistant Public Defender Christopher A. Privateer said Singleteary has “mental health issues.”