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Pa. man sentenced to prison for eluding, resisting arrest

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to eluding and resisting arrest, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Anthony Wise, 56, of Camp Hill was sentenced by the Honorable William J. McGovern, III, J.S.C., at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton on July 20.

On March 13, 2017, Stanhope police observed Wise running a stop sign and continue to drive his vehicle erratically through the Borough of Stanhope. Wise refused to pull over after having received a signal from law enforcement to bring the vehicle to a full stop. He led police on a chase through Stanhope, Roxbury and Hopatcong where he was apprehended. Roxbury and Hopatcong police departments also assisted in the pursuit.

Wise was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison on one count of eluding. Additionally, he was sentenced to serve eighteen months in New Jersey State Prison for Resisting Arrest, to run concurrent with his five year sentence.

Wise pled guilty on January 9, to one count of second-degree eluding and one count of fourth-degree resisting arrest.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook