LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Niagara County Court to playing a role in a burglary at his grandmother’s house Feb. 25.
Keith W. Reynolds, 35, of 78th Street, admitted to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree burglary and was admitted to the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment by County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.
Police originally charged Reynolds with stealing a TV set from the home on Harrison Avenue in the Falls. However, Reynolds claimed that he visited the house early in the day to make sure his grandparents wouldn’t be home later and then told a man whom he owed money for drugs to enter the house and steal the TV to make up for the debt.
Murphy ordered Reynolds to pay his grandmother $400 in restitution. If he succeeds in treatment, his charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor; if he fails, he faces up to four years in prison.