Man gets prison for robbing bar

JOHNSTOWN – A man who robbed a bar and threatened to kill two people last spring in Gloversville was sentenced Tuesday in Fulton County Court to state prison.

Edward C. Jones, 54, of 2128 Route 67, was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye to to 1 1/2 to three years in state prison as a second-felony offender. The sentence was part of a plea arrangement.

The sentence stemmed from Jones’ Aug. 8 guilty plea before Hoye to one count of third-degree robbery.

Gloversville police charged Jones April 8 after they said he robbed a bar and threatened to kill two people. Police said the 1:30 a.m. incident occurred at the Sacandaga Elks, 120 Washington St.

Police said Jones, a patron at the establishment, waited until the other patrons left before striking up a conversation with the bartender and another woman. The conversation led to Jones threatening to kill the pair if the bartender did not cooperate by opening the cash register and giving him money from it, police said.

During the incident, police said, Jones took a phone from one of the victims so police could not be immediately contacted.