LOCKPORT – Frank M. Thomas, 33, of Memorial Parkway, Niagara Falls, will serve seven years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision for his role in the burglary of an electronic cigarette store and for a separate gun charge.
Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas imposed the sentence, canceling her previous promise to limit Thomas’ prison time to five years. That was because Thomas and Darnell K. Davis, 19, of Pierce Avenue, his co-defendant in the store burglary, were arrested together in early June on a drug charge.
The pair will owe restitution of $13,070 for damage and loss in the break-in at the Pine Avenue store on the night of July 30-31. Davis has yet to be sentenced.
Thomas pleaded guilty to attempted third-degree burglary and attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The latter charge was for having a loaded handgun when police raided his home and found cocaine Feb. 14, 2013.