LOCKPORT – Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas on Thursday sentenced Edward D. Brundidge, a serial burglar from Niagara Falls, to 15 years in state prison and five years’ post-release supervision for his latest spate of break-ins.
Brundidge, 53, had been sentenced in 1996 to 13 years behind bars for another crime spree. This time, he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary for break-ins at homes on Orchard Parkway Sept. 30 and Cedar Avenue Oct. 3.
Assistant District Attorney Joseph A. Scalzo said in making the plea deal, he dismissed six other cases and agreed to not to seek a life sentence for Brundidge as a persistent felon.
Assistant Public Defender Michael E. Benedict said of Brundidge, “His [25-year] criminal history coincides with the beginning of his drug use, crack cocaine.”