Car Thief Who Led Chase Sentenced
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A man who stole a car from Ohio, then traded it to steal another vehicle in Aurora has been sentenced.
Last July, John Hensley, 19, of Fairfield, Ohio, and a male juvenile stole a vehicle from Ohio. They gassed up the stolen car at the UDF station on U.S. 50 in Lawrenceburg, then drove off without paying for the fuel.
After a police pursuit, the two ditched the stolen car in Aurora. They were soon able to make off in another car they stole from outside a residence on Hanover Avenue.
Authorities eventually tracked down Hensley and his younger accomplice the next day.
Hensley appeared in Dearborn Superior Court II on March 6 for sentencing. He had reached a plea agreement with prosecutors in which he pleaded guilty to Theft and Auto Theft, both Class D felonies.
Judge Sally Blankenship ordered Hensley to serve three years: one in jail and two more of probation. He was given credit for 16 days good time served in jail following his arrest.
Hensley must also pay about $40 in restitution to the UDF station for the stolen gas and $175 to the owner of the stolen car in Aurora.