LOCKPORT - A man who was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for the burglary of an electronic cigarette store instead was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail because he and his fellow burglar were arrested together last week on a drug-dealing charge in Niagara Falls.
Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas delayed sentencing until Aug. 6 for Darnell K. Davis, 19, of Pierce Avenue in the Falls, to see how the drug case comes out. He allegedly served as a lookout last Tuesday when Frank M. Thomas, 33, of Memorial Parkway, was arrested for allegedly selling narcotics.
Thomas and Davis both pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree burglary in connection with a break-in at an e-cigarette store on Pine Avenue on the night of July 30-31. They owe a combined restitution tab of $13,070 in loss and damage. Thomas also pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for having a loaded handgun when police raided his home Feb. 14, 2013. They also seized two-thirds of an ounce of alleged cocaine.