A week after being arraigned on charges stemming from attempting to escape and threatening officers as he struggled to avoid apprehension, a 19-year-old Meadville man was back in the courtroom from which he had tried to escape. On Friday, he was being arraigned on charges in a separate case.
Jason Dewight Hinshaw of 794 Water St. appeared before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino on three charges resulting from an Oct. 30 incident that took place on a Crawford Area Transportation Authority bus.
Meadville police charged Hinshaw with attempting to get off the bus while it was still in motion near the intersection of Baldwin Street and Valleyview Drive at approximately 5:45 p.m. After disembarking from the bus, he then allegedly prevented the bus from continuing by damaging its windshield, wipers and bicycle rack, according to the criminal complaint filed in the case.
The damage to the bus took the bus out of service and caused more than $11,000 in damage and additional costs, according to the criminal complaint.
Hinshaw is also charged with throwing gravel at the bus driver after being let off the bus.
Hinshaw faces a third degree felony charge of criminal mischief, a third degree misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct — engaging in fighting and a summary charge of harassment.
These three charges come in the wake of his arraignment Nov. 2 on a felony criminal attempted escape charge and misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats, institutional vandalism, resisting arrest and criminal mischief as well as summary charges of disorderly conduct, obscene language and damage to police property.
The Nov. 2 charges resulted from an Oct. 31 incident in Pendolino’s courtroom that occurred when Hinshaw was being sentenced after being found guilty on a summary charge of disorderly conduct engaging in fighting for an Oct. 9 incident.
In his most recent arraignment, Hinshaw was assigned $5,000 unsecured bond, but he already faced $30,000 monetary bond following his Nov. 2 arraignment.
Hinshaw remains in Crawford County jail, where he is serving the 30- to 60-day sentence that was imposed by Pendolino after the Oct. 31 summary trial on the Oct. 9 disorderly conduct charge.
Hinshaw was previously sentenced to 11 1/2 to 24 months less one day in the Crawford County jail followed by five years of probation for assaulting two city police officers and spitting on school personnel in last year. Hinshaw pleaded guilty to two felony counts of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor charge of terroristic threats for the April 2017 incident in which he head butted one officer, kicked another in the face and made threats.
Mike Crowley can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.