LOCKPORT – A Niagara Falls man who was convicted of two robberies and one attempted robbery was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday by Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas.
Michael D. Agee rejected a plea deal Oct. 23 that would have brought him a seven-year sentence for the robberies and an unrelated shooting. He will have as many as five years added to his sentence May 10, when Farkas sentences him for the shooting.
A jury deliberated for 16 hours Nov. 14 and 15 before finding Agee, 20, of 16th Street, guilty of attempted first-degree robbery, first-degree robbery and second-degree robbery.
He was convicted of trying to rob a Niagara Falls furniture store Dec. 17, 2010, and robbed a food delivery man two nights later, both while armed with a handgun.
Agee pleaded guilty March 1 to second-degree assault for shooting Lafayette Lewis in the arm as the victim sat in a parked car on Eighth Street in the Falls July 14.