Hutchinson Man Sentenced In Flee And Elude Case

Posted 1 year ago

By Fred Gough

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A 27-year-old Hutchinson man who entered pleas in a case against him was sentenced to 16-months in prison Friday morning by Judge Tim Chambers.

Robert Hill was accused of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, interference with law enforcement, felony flee and elude and driving while suspended, for allegedly being a habitual violator. The state dropped count one and he entered pleas to the other counts. Judge Chambers sentenced him to 16-months in prison for the flee and elude conviction, 12-months in the county jail for the interference with law enforcement, and 6-months in the county jail for the driving while suspended conviction. The judge ran the two misdemeanors concurrent to the felony for a sentence of 16-months.

The Reno County case starts back on April 12, 2012, when Hutchinson Police Officer Jamie Schoenhoff attempted to stop Hill who then turned into an alley, where he crashed behind a home in the 200 block of East 8th. He then allegedly ran from the vehicle, but was caught two houses down. He then allegedly picked up a shovel and threw it at the officers head, but he was able to get out of the way. He then allegedly threw another yard ornament at the officer, that being a giraffe with a plant, but again missed. He was taken into custody shortly thereafter.

Hill was also recently sentenced to 30-months in prison for a drug conviction in Harvey County. Judge Chambers ordered that the sentence in the Reno County case run consecutive to that.