Acradia Man Sentenced For 2018 Police Chases

4/11/19 – 5:11 A.M.

A man who led law enforcement on two police chases last summer is going to prison. Judge Johnathan Starn sentenced 28-year-old Jesse Sleasman to four years and nine months in prison during a Wednesday hearing.

Sleasman stole a pickup truck from the Circle K store on East Sandusky Street on July 17 of last year. He hit two police cars and eventually got away when he ran into a cornfield. Early the next day he stole a car from a home in Big Lick Township. He once again got away from officers after running into a cornfield in northern Hancock County. They eventually caught up to him on Cass Township Road 215.

Starn also sentenced Sleasman on several other charges, including trafficking a fentanyl-related compound.

MORE: Full list of charges Sleasman faced.