Prison for man who spurred 100 mph police chase in Fairview Twp.
A Fairview Township man has been sentenced to more prison time for spurring a 100 mph police chase in northern York County because he was wanted for a Dauphin County robbery.
Todd Alan Kriegsman, 42, of Meadowbrook Road, pleaded guilty in York County Court on Tuesday, June 19, to fleeing police, flight to avoid apprehension and simple assault, according to court records.
Charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and driving with a suspended license were dropped, according to court records.
As part of a negotiated plea agreement, Kriegsman was sentenced to nine to 23 months in York County Prison, with credit for the 163 days he's already spent locked up, court records state.
Once released, he must spend two years on probation, with the first 60 days on house arrest, according to court records.
Kriegsman pleaded guilty to lesser charges in his robbery case earlier this month.
Robbery case: On June 1, he pleaded guilty in Dauphin County Court to theft and resisting arrest in exchange for a sentence of six to 23 months in county prison, according to court records.
He was then given six months' credit for time served, and his robbery charge was dismissed, records state.
Kriegsman was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and to follow through with recommendations.
He also was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service, obey a 10 p.m. curfew once released and to avoid using alcohol and drugs, court records state.
According to Swatara Township Police, Kriegsman walked into a Sheetz convenience store on Paxton Street about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 27, 2017, and asked to prepay for gasoline.
When the clerk opened the cash register, Kriegsman leaned over the counter and removed cash from the drawer, police said. He then fled the scene in his truck, police said at the time.
Spotted: Two days later, on Dec. 29, 2017, the wanted robbery suspect was spotted by Fairview Township Police along Salem Road.
An officer knew Kriegsman was wanted and approached the man with his gun drawn, police said.
"Todd began driving at me and swerved quickly to the right, escaping our confrontation," Officer Anthony Jackson wrote in court documents.
Two tractor-trailer drivers spotted Kriegsman nearly hitting the officer and unsuccessfully tried to block him as he drove off, documents state.
Jackson chased Kriegsman onto Interstate 83 northbound, where the pursuit reached speeds of about 100 mph, police said.
Jackson broke off the chase in Cumberland County, and Kriegsman was arrested later that day in Harrisburg, police said.
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