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A Cheektowaga man has pleaded has guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Paul Wojtaszek to second-degree vehicular manslaughter, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 28-year-old Blair Bell was driving under the influence of alcohol on May 4 when he struck 46-year-old Tonya Gravely as she was removing items from her vehicle, which …

Courts

A Town of Tonawanda man who admitted robbing several gas station convenience stores in the area has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 20 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that, between Feb. 25 and March 11, 46-year-old Justin Jenkins disp…

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A Buffalo woman pleaded guilty Wednesday before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to third-degree grand larceny and first-degree falsifying business records, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 47-year-old Kendyce Rupe admitted that, between April 2018 and May 2019, she stole $53,570 while working as a manager for Respiratory Serv…

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A Brant woman was sentenced Tuesday in State Supreme Court to serve six months in jail followed by five years of probation, following her guilty plea to first-degree vehicular assault, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that 26-year-old Kalah Schultz was driving on Route 438 on the Seneca Nation of Indians territory on Dec. 10, whe…

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A Buffalo man who was convicted on a drug possession charge was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison, followed by three years of post-release supervision, by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said parole officers caught 31-year-old Rodney Nevins Jr. with half an ounce of fentanyl, packaging m…

Buffalo

A Buffalo man who admitted killing his grandmother was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Alec M. Swiderski, 31, who pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter on Aug. 26, was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to a determinate sentence of 25 years in prison and five years postrel…

Crime

A Buffalo man who fled to Puerto Rico after allegedly shooting another man to death has been arraigned before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi on felony second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon charges, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 24-year-old Hommys Rivera-Lopez is accused of allegedly fat…

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A Buffalo man who attempted to falsify a New York State driver's license has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to four months of weekends in jail and five years of probation, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 74-year-old Marvin Tucker — also known as Thomas Savage — on June 18, 2018, attempted to rene…

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A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to first-degree rape and first-degree assault was sentenced Monday by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 25 years in prison and 15 years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 56-year-old Muhummad Alazim engaged in sexual intercourse with a woman by forcible compulsion …

Buffalo

Buffalo residents are encouraged to register their home and business surveillance cameras with the Buffalo police – to assist in solving crimes. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn Thursday joined Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and Buffalo Police Capt. Jeff Rinaldo to promote the SafeCam program. By registering their security cameras with the program, residents…

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A Hamburg man who pleaded guilty to second-degree rape in July has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller to two years in prison followed by 10 years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 23-year-old Eric Clark on Oct. 31, 2017, engaged in sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old at a…

Cheektowaga

A Cheektowaga man who pleaded guilty to felony charges in connection with his attempts to have sex with two underage girls was sentenced Friday in State Supreme Court to six months in jail, followed by 10 years of probation, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that, over a two-year period, 65-year-old Michael Henry attempted on mult…

Crime

A West Seneca man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for a May incident in which he attacked his girlfriend inside her home, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Eric Miller, 46, was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to a sentence of three years in prison followed by three years of post-release supervision. Mi…

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A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Thursday in Erie County Court to five counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that on five separate occasions between Feb. 4 and March 10, 27-year-old Michael Feliciano sold cocaine and heroin mixed with fentanyl to an undercover officer near Pr…

Crime

A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular assault has been sentenced in Erie County Court to one to three years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. On Oct. 15, 2018, Rodney Borden Jr., 30, was under the influence of alcohol when he drove a vehicle the wrong way on the inbound Route 33 near Locust Street in downtown Buffal…