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Lyons man pleads guilty to robbery, grand larceny after two day manhunt

The Lyons man who led police on a two-day manhunt, posted concerning videos to YouTube, and was accused of robbing a convenience store near Exit 42 of the New York State Thruway in Phelps pleaded guilty in Ontario County Court.

The District Attorney’s Office reports that Brandon Burgess, pleaded guilty to felony charges of tampering with physical evidence, and two counts of robbery and grand larceny.

Burgess was accused of robbing the 7-Eleven store on Route 14 with what looked like an assault-style rifle.

Following the manhunt, Burgess was taken into custody in Seneca Falls near Route 89 and Lower Lake Road.

Burgess will be sentenced to five years in prison and five years of post-release supervision in February. He’s waived his right to an appeal.


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