SMETHPORT — A Bradford man who led officers on a chase in two states — at one point hitting one officer’s car and driving away — will serve time in jail.
Michael R. Stone, 29, of Bradford, was sentenced Thursday in McKean County Court. He will serve 7 ½ to 23 ½ months in McKean County Jail with credit for 29 days of time served.
Stone plead guilty Sept. 5 to charges in two cases. In one he’s charged with fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, six counts of recklessly endangering another person, accident involving damage to unattended vehicle or property and seven summary charges; and in the second case to four summary charges.
On the day Stone entered his plea, District Attorney Stephanie Vettenburg-Shaffer explained that on April 28, Stone refused to stop his vehicle when police tried to pull him over; he crossed into another state and was speeding.
At one point, he struck a police cruiser but kept driving.
During the chase, he put the public as well as police officers from Foster and Bradford townships and Bradford City in danger, including officers Richard Obermeyer, Reuben Donovan, Michael Ward, Joshua Frederoski, Donald Neel and Gary Pascarella, Shaffer said.