LOCKPORT – Jamarius D. Scott, 21, of Linwood Avenue, Niagara Falls, was sentenced to one to three years in prison Friday for his role in a smash-and-grab burglary at an electronics store in the Falls. Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas recommended him for boot camp-style “shock incarceration.”
Two laptops and five cellphones were stolen Feb. 17 from NYC Jewelry and Electronics Outlet, 1605 Pine Ave. in the Falls. Scott had pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted third-degree burglary. Scott must pay $700 restitution after he is released.
A co-defendant, Ramses Cruz-Cartagena, 22, of 17th Street, asked Friday to be screened for the judicial diversion program of court-supervised drug treatment. Cruz-Cartagena said he smokes marijuana daily to try to relieve the inflammation of Crohn’s Disease. “I want to better myself,” he said.
A third defendant, Xavier T. Faura, 19, of Sweet Avenue, Buffalo, is awaiting sentencing for his guilty plea to attempted third-degree burglary.