Homeless Man Gets 8-Year Sentence

A homeless man who led police on a vehicle chase 10 months ago was sentenced last week to eight years in prison after he pleaded guilty late last month. 46-year-old Scott Heath pleaded no contest to counts of felonious assault, failure to comply with the order of a police officer and abduction. Six charges were dismissed as a result of the agreement, according to Ashtabula County Prosecutor Nicholas Iarocci. The incident occurred Dec. 30, as police sought Heath regarding a domestic complaint.