Osceola Mills man sentenced for fleeing police

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.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews