Modified: May 22, 2015 12:24pm
Erie County District Attorney, Frank A. Sedita, III announces that 43 year- old Ronald Walker of 101 Pyle Court in the Town of Tonawanda has been sentenced to twelve years in state prison by Supreme Court Justice Deborah Haendiges.
On December 7, 2014 Walker broke into his estranged girlfriend’s Amherst residence by kicking in the door. Once inside, Walker demanded that the victim leave with him and, at knifepoint, threatened to kill the victim. Luckily, Amherst Police Officers arrived before Walker could force the victim into her vehicle. Walker fled on foot but was apprehended a short distance away by Officers Dale Goudy and Patrick Mayer. Walker eventually pleaded guilty to Burglary in the 2nd Degree.
Walker is no stranger to the criminal justice system, having accrued twelve misdemeanor convictions and six felony convictions prior to this, his seventh felony conviction. Shockingly, Walker’s criminal history includes an act of domestic violence directed against his estranged girlfriend, the victim in this case.
The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Anthony Rossi, Jr. who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Domestic Violence Bureau.