A Gloucester man was sentenced to serve nine months in jail in Gloucester District Court Monday for receiving a stolen motor vehicle.
Judge Joseph Jennings handed Thomas Markie, 28, of 71 Summer St., to an overall 4 1/2-year jail sentence, with the nine months to be served. He was also sentenced to 10 days in jail concurrent with the nine months for driving with a suspended license and placed on a year's probation for heroin possession.
Markie pleaded guilty to the three charges which came from his March 10 arrest.
Massachusetts State Police arrested Markie on Summer Street after a caller reported that he was driving erratically on Route 128 northbound. The other driver gave State Police the license plate number, and a state trooper on highway patrol ran the car's plates, finding that the car was reported stolen in Roxbury.
He followed Markie off Exit 14 and pulled him over on Summer Street.
According to the police report, the trooper ordered Markie out of the vehicle, but Markie refused to put his hands in the air. The trooper, according to the incident report, then drew his gun and ordered Markie to the ground. After arresting him and waiting for Gloucester Police to arrive on scene, the trooper also found two pill bottles in the car belonging to its owner, one of them containing a small bag of heroin, according to the report.
A homeless man was placed on a 30-day suspended jail sentence Monday in Gloucester District Court.
David Russell, 35, homeless of Salem, pleaded guilty to trespassing and Jennings sentenced him to a 30-day jail sentence, which was suspended for six months.
He was ordered to stay away from the Sawyer Free Library and placed on probation until October. A charge of resisting arrest brought against Russell was continued without a finding until October.
Police had responded to the library in January after receiving a report of an unwelcome patron. Officers asked Russell, who library staff said was unwelcome, to leave and he refused. Officers arrested him because he was, according to reports, making a disturbance. He tried to pull away when they put him in handcuffs.
Charges of operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, and driving without insurance brought against a Gloucester man were dismissed in court Monday.
Jennings dismissed the charges brought against Thomas Nihan, 45, of 38 Rocky Neck Ave. upon payment of $300 in court costs.
A charge of threatening to commit a crime brought against Joshua Pacheco, 28, of 7 Herrick Court was dismissed on failure to prosecute in court Monday.
Officers sought a criminal complaint against Pacheco after a woman told them he allegedly came to her house on Taylor Street and told her daughter he was going to kill her.
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