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LOCKPORT – A man who was suspected in as many as 13 Lewiston burglaries drew the minimum sentence Thursday from Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III.

Michael T. Nolfi, 27, of Cherry Lane, Lewiston, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison and five years of post-release supervision for his Dec. 18 guilty plea to second-degree burglary.

Defense attorney James J. Faso Jr. said Nolfi is a drug addict who “wasn’t in his right mind at the time.”

When he pleaded guilty, Deputy District Attorney Holly E. Sloma said she was prepared to obtain grand jury indictments against Nolfi in three burglaries, two in which the homeowners caught Nolfi in the act and one in which his fingerprint was found on a jewelry box in a bedroom. She said Nolfi was a suspect in as many as 10 other Lewiston break-ins.

Nolfi and Kevin M. Gibson, 32, of Lewiston, were arrested Aug. 12 at a home on Autumn Lane, where the resident interrupted the crime. Gibson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in Town Court.