LOCKPORT – Edwin K. Ridgeway of Lockport agreed Monday to serve up to 12 years in prison for his role in the Oct. 28 violent invasion of the home of Ruben G. Longoria, owner of a pawnshop in Niagara Falls.
Ridgeway, 26, of East Avenue, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted first-degree robbery. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas will sentence him to between seven and 12 years when he returns to court Aug. 26. Charges remain open against co-defendant Robert J. Thornton, 24, of Cleveland Avenue in the Falls.
Longoria, owner of Casino Buy & Sell on Pine Avenue, was slashed with a machete. Longoria was placed on five years’ probation Jan. 31 for selling stolen goods in his shop.