MOUNT VERNON — Joshua Baldridge, 18, of Mount Vernon, faces four years in prison as a result of events of May 19, 2013, when he struck and injured a Danville police officer while fleeing from sheriff’s deputies after stealing a car. In addition, Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster also ordered him to pay $2,611 in restitution to Paul DeVore (the owner of the car he stole) and $85 to Upper Cut Salon, plus have his driver’s license suspended for seven years and to serve five years of post-release control (probation).
The sentence on all charges would be for a longer term, but with some being served concurrently, the result is four years.
He will pay no fine, but is responsible for court costs.
Baldridge pled guilty in November to one charge of felonious assault, one count of failure to comply with the orders of a police officer, one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of breaking and entering.
In return, the prosecution dropped charges of attempted murder, vehicular assault and a second charge of failure to comply with the orders of a police officer.
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