An Osceola Mills man charged with fleeing the police was sentenced to up to five years jail time.
Christopher G. McGuire, 29, was charged with a felony count of fleeing police after a reported car chase in June. The pursuit spanned about three miles, police said, when McGuire crashed his vehicle and proceeded to flee on foot before he was apprehended.
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McGuire pleaded to 12 separate counts Tuesday before Centre County Judge Katherine Oliver, including the felony fleeing charge, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Seven of those counts included numerous traffic offenses, including driving with a BAC of .02 or greater while his license was suspended, operating a vehicle without financial responsibility and other moving violations.
He was sentenced by Oliver to seven months to five years at the Centre County Correctional Facility followed by a period of probation with the intent of McGuire seeing a total of six years of supervised time. He was credited with 158 days served.
He was also sentenced to pay the costs of prosecution and $3,300 in fines stemming from the traffic violations.
Benner Township man fined for simple assault
A Benner Township man was sentenced but will be paroled for his role in a simple assault charge in March.
Ernest J. Milton, 48, was charged with the offense after reportedly striking a woman in an argument over a cellphone.
He was sentenced by Oliver to one day to 23-and-a-half months with credit for one day served, making him immediately eligible for parole. He must also pay the costs of prosecution, a $50 fine and is ordered to have no contact with the woman involved in the case.