LOCKPORT – A Wilson man, who failed to complete a court-supervised drug treatment program after pleading guilty to two burglaries, was sentenced to the state prison system’s boot camp-style “shock incarceration” program Thursday.
If Thomas N. Sullivan, 25, of Chestnut Road, fails in that six-month program, he will serve one to three years in a regular cell, Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III ordered.
Sullivan was placed in the judicial diversion program in May 2012 after pleading guilty to break-ins at a home on Upper Mountain Road in Lockport Nov. 7, 2011, and the Sher-Wash Laundromat on Telegraph Road in Middleport the next morning. He was living in Hartland at the time.
Sullivan said his time in diversion did him good, even though he didn’t complete it. “I came into this courtroom in 2012 with seven felonies and 21 misdemeanors, a danger to society. My life had crashed. It was time to call a tow truck,” he said.