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Lewiston woman gets violation deal in gun case

LOCKPORT – Two weeks ago, when Taylor Kilmer of Lewiston rejected a misdemeanor plea offer in a gun possession case, defense attorney David J. Mansour said he was holding out for a better deal from the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office.

Mission accomplished.

Kilmer, 20, of North Seventh Street, was allowed to plead guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct, a violation, and was handed a conditional discharge by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon.

Kilmer was one of three people arrested after an April 2 traffic stop at Niagara Falls Boulevard and 80th Street in Niagara Falls, where police found a loaded handgun in a bag on the floor of the sport utility vehicle. The driver, Cody A. Rolfe, 33, of Mackenna Avenue, Niagara Falls, admitted the gun was his, and he is to be sentenced to five years in state prison as a repeat felon.

Another passenger, Charles A. Jackson III, 18, of Whitney Avenue, Niagara Falls, is awaiting sentencing of up to a year in jail for obstructing governmental administration. Kilmer rejected that plea, however.