Modified: September 13, 2018 10:28am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 34-year-old Andre Jones of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to an indeterminate sentence of 3 to 6 years in prison.
On May 23, 2017, the defendant appeared at his ex-girlfriend’s home on Moeller Street in the City of Buffalo, and asked to use her vehicle. When the victim said he could not take it, the defendant hit her, bit her lip twice, and then drove off in her vehicle. The victim received stitches for her lip injury at ECMC.
On June 20, 2017, the victim was assaulted a second time by the defendant as she left a corner store on Burgard Place in the City of Buffalo. The defendant struck the victim in the face with a gun, took her cell phone and ran away from the scene.
On July 16, 2017, the defendant attended a birthday celebration on a party bus.
While outside of an establishment on Genesee Street in the City of Buffalo, an altercation took place on the bus. During the fight, the defendant put a man in a headlock, grabbed the victim’s $3,500 gold necklace, and ran.
Judge Case found Jones guilty of one count of Robbery in the Third Degree, one count of Assault in the Third Degree and two counts of Petit Larceny following a bench trial in July 2018.
In June 2018, Jones was found guilty of Assault in the Third Degree following a 5 day bench trial before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case in for an attack on his neighbor on June 28, 2017. He was sentenced to one year in jail for that crime.
DA Flynn commends the investigative work of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Field Intelligence Unit, including Deputy John Healy.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Amy Beatrice Benedict DA’s Felony Trials Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Rebecca A. Fioravanti of the DA’s Justice Courts.