Heroin ad­dict to serve 6 years for Lock­port knife­point rob­bery

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS - – Thomas J. Pro­haska

A man who stole a woman’s purse at knife­point Oct. 17 out­side a Lock­port phar­macy was sen­tenced Wed­nes­day to six years in state pri­son by Ni­a­gara County Judge Matthew J. Mur­phy III.

Jeremy D. Holm­wood, 27, gave a Corfu ad­dress when he pleaded guilty Jan. 16 to a re­duced charge of at­tempted first-de­gree rob­bery. He was liv­ing in Lock­port at the time of the rob­bery out­side the Rite Aid store at South Tran­sit and High streets. When he pleaded guilty, he said he “wanted money for heroin.”

“He is ad­dicted to sub­stances, but that’s no ex­cuse to do what he did,” As­sis­tant Pub­lic De­fender David E. Black­ley said.

Holm­wood said he in­tends to en­ter drug rehab af­ter his pri­son sen­tence is up.

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