Andrew Vargas sentenced to three years in prison

KENOSHA -- A Kenosha County judge sentenced Andrew Vargas on Friday, December 7th to three years in prison and another two years of extended supervision.

Vargas pleaded guilty in September to charges associated with an incident that happened on Tuesday, May 8th. On that date, Vargas led Kenosha police on a high-speed chase with a stolen vehicle. The charges he faced included fleeing an officer, obstructing an officer and felony bail jumping.

Police used a helicopter with a thermal imaging camera to locate Vargas in the May chase. He was found hiding in a wooded area — and was taken into custody without a fight.

One officer was hurt in the chase when he fell while trying to scale a fence. He got a cut to his left eyebrow that required stitches.

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