Crime

Man sentenced in boot camp escape

A man charged with escaping from the Quehanna Boot Camp was sentenced in Clearfield County Court on Monday.

Nicholas Guido, 31, pleaded guilty to a felony count of escape and criminal conspiracy. He was sentenced to two to four years in state prison by President Judge Fredric J. Ammerman.

Guido and Trent Robert Maffei, 21, were with other inmates outside the camp in Karthaus when they escaped in a black sedan that stopped near them on State Route 1011 on Nov. 1, according to the affidavit of probable cause. Officials were able to take them into custody the next day in Perry County.

Guido’s original sentence was for two burglaries in Allegheny County.

Prior to sentencing, Guido said he realized “I messed my life up” and would use this time in prison wisely. He apologized for his actions.

In February, Maffei also pleaded guilty and was sentenced by Ammerman to two to four years in state prison. Maffei was serving time in the boot camp for a felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance case from Juniata County when he escaped.

The woman who is charged with picking them up, Blondena Marie Thompson, 19, was apprehended in the vehicle with the inmates. In January Thompson pleaded guilty in Perry County Court to two counts of hindering apprehension, according to online court documents. She was sentenced to two months plus 10 days to 18 months in jail.

The two men and Thompson were captured Nov. 2 by members of the Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force at a campground in Perry County, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

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