A West Manchester Township man who successfully kept a York City police officer from capturing a wanted fugitive more than two years ago has now successfully avoided a prison sentence.
Timiere D. Crosby, 20, of 1715 Yorktowne Drive, Apt. B, pleaded guilty Friday in York County Court to obstructing the administration of justice, a second-degree misdemeanor, according to court records.
He was sentenced to six months of probation, records state.
About 8 p.m. March 23, 2012, city patrol officers spotted a man in the 500 block of North Pershing Avenue who they knew had an outstanding arrest warrant.
The officers tried to get closer, but the man — who knew police were watching him — ducked into a breezeway, police said.
Chase thwarted: The officers caught up with the man on Pershing Avenue at Front Street, where they saw him walking with Crosby, police said. The man again ducked into a breezeway when he saw the officers, police said.
Officer Larry Lawrence tried to give chase, but as he approached the breezeway he was confronted by Crosby, police said.
Crosby loudly asked Lawrence, "Why do you keep harassing me?"
Lawrence told Crosby he wasn't there for Crosby and continued walking into the breezeway, but Crosby kept yelling, demanding the officer's badge number and "interrupting my search and giving my location away to the wanted subject," Lawrence wrote in charging documents.
Kept yelling: Still trying to arrest the wanted man, Lawrence tried to climb over a fence to gain access to a back yard but Crosby kept yelling for the officer's badge number over and over, police said.
Lawrence told Crosby to leave and advised him to speak with a police supervisor, but Crosby continued yelling even as officers started setting up a search perimeter for the wanted man, police said.
Another officer who arrived to provide backup for Lawrence arrested Crosby, but by that time the wanted man had slipped away, police said.
Crosby served four days in York County Prison in September after his bail was temporarily revoked in the case, according to records.
The other man: Police identified the wanted man as Shaheim "Mugga" Carr, 19, and he was eventually arrested.
Carr made news in October, when York City narcotics officers raided his 212 S. Penn St. home.
Police said they seized heroin and cocaine from the home; they charged Carr with two counts of drug-dealing, for which he is facing trial.
At the time of the raid, Carr had an outstanding arrest warrant on a robbery charge, police said. He also faces trial on an unrelated charge of flight to avoid apprehension, court records state.
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