Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 37 year old Jesse Bonner of 178 Stockbridge, Buffalo pleaded, as charged, to Robbery in the First Degree today before Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. This is the highest charge for which Bonner could have been convicted had he gone to trial.
Bonner admitted that on October 10, 2011 he robbed 20 year old Damario Parsons and 20 year old Ashley Davis at gunpoint on Main Street in Buffalo. Bonner then followed the victims into the apartment building where Davis was living, and stole their personal property while displaying a firearm. Bonner was apprehended by Officers Ann Devaney and Mark Goodspeed approximately two hours after the robbery. Bonner has prior felony convictions for Robbery and distributing cocaine. He is also one of 24 under indictment for sale of cocaine to an undercover officer which is part of a larger drug ring operation.
Bonner faces a maximum prison sentence of 8–25 years when he is sentenced on September 10, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. before Justice Boller.