Prison for man who shot at car in W. Manchester Twp.
A York City man was sentenced to prison for firing a gun at a car in West Manchester Township almost two years ago.
On Tuesday, May 28, 20-year-old Tayvaughn Chandler-Hope was sentenced to two to four years in prison for firing at a car on June 25, 2017, according to online court records.
Chandler-Hope, of West Cottage Place, was initially charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license and recklessly endangering another person.
In March, Chandler-Hope pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license, both of which are felonies. The remainder of his charges were dismissed.
On Tuesday, Common Pleas Judge Harry Ness sentenced Chandler-Hope to two to four years in prison, with credit for the 377 days he spent in prison.
Shooting: West Manchester Township Police said Chandler-Hope was in the back of a car in the early morning hours of June 25, 2017, when the car he was in and a car behind it began passing and brake-checking each other.
The victim was driving from the White Dove car wash on West Market Street after 2 a.m. when Chandler-Hope's vehicle began tailgating him as he drove up to East Berlin Road, according to court documents.
Chandler-Hope's vehicle then passed the victim on the left and brake-checked the driver, police said.
At one point Chandler-Hope's vehicle stopped across the road, blocking the victim. The victim told police the vehicle stopped somewhere along West Market Street before the Route 30 bypass.
The man saw two people with handguns get out of the car before he ducked and fled, police said. Chandler-Hope fired a handgun five times at the victim's car as he drove off.
The victim said that when he got to the traffic light at Route 616, the other vehicle was behind him again, and he continued hearing gunshots, police said.
Chandler-Hope was one of five people in the vehicle, and he had just left a party that night, court documents state.
Charges were filed in late June 2017, and Chandler-Hope was wanted on the charges for nearly a year before he turned himself in in May 2018.
His attorney declined comment when reached Tuesday afternoon.
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