Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — At Thursday's court appearance, Solomon admitted to an addiction of heroin and alcohol. If he succeeds in the diversion program, Farkas said she would allow Solomon to forego the plea and instead plead guilty to third-degree forgery, a class A misdemeanor. The maximum sentence there would be three years of probation. Otherwise, Solomon would serve two-and-a-third to seven years in state prison.
Solomon is due back in court Jan. 31.
In the other case, David J. Randolph, 33, Gasport, pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary in order to enter diversion. Randolph admitted to entering Walgreens on North Transit Street in April with intention to commit a crime.
Randolph could face two-and-a-third to seven years in state prison if he fails the diversion program. If successful, he can plead guilty to second-degree criminal trespassing, an A misdemeanor. That charge would come with a maximum sentence of three years probation.
Randolph is due back in court Jan. 31.
In a case before County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III, Scott D. Boci, 47, East Avenue, was sentenced to five years of probation for felony driving while intoxicated. Boci will also lose his license for a year.
Boci was arrested in December and his blood alcohol content registered a .27 percent, more than three times the legal limit. He pleaded guilty to the charge in May.