He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A Greencastle, Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to felony theft charges Monday in connection to a car chase and robbery in March.
The Frederick County States Attorney's Office said 37 year old James VanWinkle is facing one count of felony theft and one count of fleeing and eluding police. "He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, seven of which he has to serve, and of course he will be on probation when he gets out, and he will have to pay back the $2,000 he took from the bank, so I guess VanWinkle will have a long time to sleep it off, so to speak," said Charles Smith, States Attorney.
On March 13, 2013, VanWinkle gave the teller a note demanding cash and then left the bank and got into a white vehicle. A description was given to the Frederick Police Department and officers attempted to stop the car, but VanWinkle refused to stop and officers from multiple agencies gave chase through city streets, as well as on highways. The Maryland State Police Aviation Unit spotted the suspect's vehicle behind Black Hog BBQ & Bar, in downtown Frederick, but no one was inside.
VanWinkle was later found in South Carolina, on March 25, 2013, and transported to Frederick on April 8, 2013.