6/16/2014 3:30 PM
by Rachael Cardin
PRINCETON - A Mercer County man was sentenced to 3 to 15 years in prison after trying to run down a State Trooper in October of last year.
46 year old Richard Anthony Hart of Matoaka was sentenced in Judge William Sadler's court room on Monday for attempt to commit first degree murder. The incident began on October 7, 2013 after Hart stole a Ford Ranger and was caught by Cpl. P.H. Shrewsbury in Lashmeet. After Shrewsbury called out to Hart,Hhart got in the vehicle and swerved at Shrewsbury, trying to hit him.
Hart pled guilty to this crime in April of this year and will remain in Southern Regional Jail for 3 to 15 years.