Convicted burglar sentenced under NY's "three strikes" law

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Rochester, N.Y. – A man convicted of second degree burglary has been sentenced to 16 years to life in prison under New York’s “Three strikes law.”

Bobby Lee Davis, 51, was sentenced Friday in Judge John Ark’s court. He was sentenced as a persistent violent felony offender after a hearing determined he had served time in prison for two other violent felony convictions.

Davis’ most-recent conviction stems from a November 2015 incident, in which he entered a home and stole the contents of a purse, including an iPhone. Davis was found a short time later by police after they used a “Find My Phone” app.

In all, prosecutors said Davis spent 25 of the last 32 years behind bars.

“Bobby Lee Davis has spent the majority of his life committing crimes in our community without any regard to his long list of victims,” Assistant District Attorney Laura Vanderbrook said in a statement Friday. “Because of his lengthy criminal record as a persistent violent felony offender, (Davis) will no longer be able to be a detriment to his neighborhood and will serve a lengthy prison sentence for his long-spanned life of crime.”

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