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July 6, 2017 - 1:41pm

Participant in Central Avenue home-invasion attacks pleads guilty

posted by Maria Pericozzi in news, crime, batavia, notify.

Oliver Thomas, 25, entered a guilty plea to attempted burglary in the second-degree on Thursday morning and could face up to seven years in prison as a second felony offender.

Thomas was part of the attack that occurred around 11 p.m. on Oct. 28 at an upper apartment on Central Avenue, involving several people and resulting in the hospitalization of two individuals.

He also pleaded guilty to failure to register change of address as a registered sex offender. Thomas was convicted of rape in 2009 and was required to register as a Level 2 sex offender when he was released from prison.

Thomas was the last of the four men accused of the attack, who was taken into custody after police had been looking for him for five months.

Also charged were Daniel Gilbert, Adante Davis and Marquis Saddler.

Gilbert received a four-year prison term. Davis five years, and Saddler five years.

Thomas will be held without bail until his sentencing at 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 4.

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