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Car Thief Who Led Chase Sentenced

Posted On March 20, 2014

By Mike Perleberg 

2799148.jpg(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.

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