Franklin Man Sentenced In Police Chase, Crash Into Historic Franklin Building

November 5, 2013
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A Franklin man has been sentenced to four months to two years in the Venango County Jail, two years probation and fifty hours of community service in an incident involving a stolen truck, a police chase, and a crash into an historic building in downtown Franklin.

18 year-old Colin Agin must also pay over $14,000 in restitution.

Agin entered guilty pleas in August to charges of fleeing or eluding police and the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  For his plea, three other charges were dismissed.

State Police officials say they attempted to stop Agin in the Meadville Pike area early on the morning of January 13 when they spotted him driving a truck that matched the description of a vehicle stolen in Cooperstown.  Troopers say Agin led them on a chase into Franklin and across the 13th Street Bridge into the city’s downtown area.  The truck then crashed into the historic Exchange Building when Agin attempted a turn at 13th and Liberty Streets.

Agin was treated for several weeks for severe injuries at a hospital in Erie, and charges against him could not be filed until May.

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