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Would-Be Robber Sentenced

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 11:45

Shane Filasky of East Hampton has been sentenced to one to three years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of third-degree attempted robbery of an East Hampton store on Jan. 26, 2022.

In pleading guilty, Mr. Filasky’s other charges, including three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and one charge of obstructing government administration, all misdemeanors, were satisfied. In court on March 22, Suffolk County Judge Anthony Senft Jr. also ordered him to make restitution of $10,800.

Mr. Filasky, 47, was initially charged with a felony count of second-degree robbery when East Hampton Town police arrested him two days after a holdup at Montoya Communications on Springs-Fireplace Road, which sells cellphones and offers money-transfer services. Police said he displayed a weapon and forced the store clerk to hand over $30,800 in cash. He was later indicted, and his case was transferred from East Hampton Justice Court to Suffolk County Criminal Court.

According to a spokesman for the county district attorney’s office, Mr. Filasky has been in custody since his arrest. He has been participating there in an addiction treatment program administered by the county sheriff’s office, having been struggling with an opioid addiction related to back surgery, the spokesperson said.

The defendant was represented by Legal Aid of Suffolk County.

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