A Jamestown man was sentenced Monday to prison in Chautauqua County Court for a series of robberies in the summer and fall of 2014.
Angel Vargas-Mendoza, 32, was sentenced to 5½ years in prison by acting State Supreme Court Justice Stephen W. Cass. He was convicted of first-degree robbery for the holdups of Jamestown businesses.
Acting District Attorney Patrick E. Swanson said Vargas-Mendoza was pulled out of the Chadakoin River by Jamestown police on Oct. 12, 2014, as he was being chased following the robbery of a CVS drugstore in Brooklyn Square. He also was connected to the robberies of two 7-Eleven stores in August 2014.
Case also ordered Vargas-Mendoza to serve five years of post-prison supervision.
In other cases: • Eric Lewis, 28, of Jamestown was sentenced by Cass to five years in state prison on his felony burglary conviction for a series of home burglaries in Harmony and North Harmony last October and November. Lewis also faces five years of post-release supervision.
• Anthony Dunmore, 36, of Jamestown, a former parolee from Rochester, was sentenced by acting County Judge John L. Mancuso to serve a five-year state prison term and two years of post-release supervision on his felony conviction to third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested by the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force in a crack cocaine raid last June during a raid on a Sturges Street home where crack cocaine, cash and drug paraphernalia were seized.
• Natalie R. Corll, 23, of Jamestown was sentenced by Judge Mancuso to one to three years in state prison on her conviction to fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and second-degree forgery for using stolen credit cards to make purchases in the Jamestown area