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Falls man sent to prison for two armed incidents

LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man was sentenced Tuesday to four to eight years in prison for a couple of armed incidents involving female victims in 2014.

Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon imposed the terms on Jamar T. Shipp, 26, of Cedar Avenue, who had pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and burglary, both in the third degree.

Shipp threatened a woman with a gun and fired it out of a car on Oct. 15, 2014, and two months later he entered another woman’s apartment on Rainbow Boulevard in the Falls while armed with a gun, and sexually abused the resident.

Sheldon’s sentence will be served simultaneously with a two-year sentence U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny imposed on Shipp Dec. 2 for violating his probation in a federal case for possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it, a crime Shipp committed in 2008. The crimes in 2014 constituted violations of his federal supervised release.