LOCKPORT – A City of Lockport man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to diversion in the drug court program and two years interim probation Friday in State Supreme Court for his role in an East High Street burglary in December.
Patrick K. Claud, 20, of Price Street pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree burglary and admitted that he stole $2,815 from a woman in the 800 block of East High Street on Dec. 10, then pawned the jewelry to buy marijuana. He originally was charged with grand larceny, second-degree burglary and criminal trespassing.
State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. said if Claud successfully completes the diversion program, the plea would be reduced to criminal trespassing and he very likely would be granted a conditional discharge. However, if he is unsuccessful, he could be sentenced to up to four years in prison, Kloch said. Claud also was ordered to make restitution and to abide by curfews set by probation and his mother, who he lives with.