(WNY News Now) – County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced today that a 31-year-old resident of Buffalo has been sentenced for his involvement in a series of burglaries in the Town of Amherst.
Buffalo – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that 31-year-old Dijon C. Joyner of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to five years of probation.
On Saturday, December 24, 2022, Joyner, along with co-defendant Quinton D. Jones and two other unidentified individuals, unlawfully entered a closed store on the 3500 block of Main Street in the Town of Amherst with the intent to commit burglary. They broke a window to gain entry and stole cash and merchandise during a snowstorm. Jones was later found in possession of some of the stolen items.
The following day, December 25, 2022, Joyner and Jones again unlawfully entered a closed pizzeria on the 3600 block of Main Street, using a rock to break a window for access. They made off with food and cash from the registers.
Joyner and Jones both pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Third Degree (Class “D” felony) on April 18, 2023, the highest charge they faced.
In a related case, Quinton D. Jones, aged 37, of Buffalo, was also sentenced to five years of probation by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case on September 11, 2023.