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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Theft And Assault At Va

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051 

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Norris King, 52, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of theft and assault within special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, was sentenced to five months in prison, followed by five months of community confinement in a community treatment center, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that on December 9, 2015, at the Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo, the defendant attempted to steal three North Face winter jackets, each valued at $179.00, from the Veteran Canteen Services. King was pursued and ultimately detained by the store manager and a second VA employee. During flight, the defendant assaulted an elderly veteran seeking medical treatment.

The sentence is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Criminal Investigations Division, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Hughes, Northeast Field Office.

Updated April 21, 2016