Osceola Mills man sentenced to 1-2 years in state prison

An Osceola Mills man may spend up to two years in state prison after a January brawl with state police troopers that resulted in criminal charges and, consequently, a guilty plea.

Ryan James Lingenfelter, 24, was sentenced Tuesday by President Judge Thomas King Kistler.

Lingenfelter was charged with two counts of felony-grade aggravated assault, seven misdemeanors including simple assault, terroristic threats and resisting arrest, and three summary counts of harassment and public drunkenness.

According to the affidavit, police were called to Spruce Road in Snow Shoe Township on Jan. 30 for reports of an individual knocking on doors.

Police located Lingenfelter, who they say appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

Troopers were transporting Lingenfelter to a relative’s residence when they say he became agitated and threatened the lives of them and their families.

Upon reaching the residence, according to the affidavit, Lingenfelter physically assaulted the troopers.

Lingenfelter pleaded guilty in April to the two aggravated assault felony charges, and to one count each of terroristic threats and public drunkenness.

He was sentenced to serve one to two years in a state correctional facility. He is also required to serve two years’ probation.