Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 26 year old Antoine Garner of 120A Garden Village, Cheektowaga, was arraigned this morning before Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang on a sealed indictment charging him with two counts of Robbery in the First Degree and two counts of Robbery in the Second Degree.
It is alleged that on July 2, 2011 Garner, along with co-defendant, David Holmes, invaded a home in the Town of Clarence and forced the female home owner to open a safe at gunpoint. It is also alleged that they stole an estimated $75,000.00 in cash and jewelry before fleeing the scene. The arrest was the result of an eight month investigation by the Erie County Sheriff’s Department with the assistance of the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. Garner was held without bail and faces a maximum prison sentence of 25 years if convicted of these crimes.
Garner is currently awaiting trial upon two other indictments. One indictment charges Garner with Assault in the Second Degree and Strangulation in the Second Degree in connection with an alleged July 2011 attack upon a Buffalo woman; Garner faces a maximum prison sentence of 7 years if convicted of these crimes. The other indictment charges Garner with multiple counts of Rape in the Third Degree and Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree (formerly known as Sodomy) in connection with alleged sexual assaults upon a 16 year old girl between December 2008 and January 2009; Garner faces a maximum prison sentence of 24 years if convicted of these crimes.