Coudersport Man Sentenced for Stealing, Torching Car

Man who stole and torched car sentenced

COUDERSPORT – A Coudersport man has been sentenced to jail time as the result of separate incidents occurring back in 2009.

Court records indicate that 21-year-old Jason O. Gutshall was sentenced on January 5th by Judge Stephen Minor to two concurrent terms of 4-8 months in jail, 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay a total of $20,787.73 in fines, costs and restitution.

Gutshall, who was originally charged with numerous crimes, including Aggravated Assault, was found guilty of Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property, both third-degree felonies.

The charges stemmed from two separate incidents in which Gutshall stole a car from a location on North East Street in Coudersport, later torching it, and for an incident several months later in which Gutshall ran from police and assaulted a Coudersport Borough police officer with his car while attempting to flee.

Gutshall’s license was also suspended for a period of two years.

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