Frisbie sentenced to prison for Bradford Co. charges
A Waverly man accused of stabbing two people in Barton in June has been sentenced to state prison terms for charges he received following his escape to Sayre.
Jeremy Michael Frisbie, 29, was sentenced Sept. 27 to one to three years in prison for criminal trespassing, eight months to two years for simple assault and four months to one year for resisting arrest, according to information filed in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas.
In addition, Frisbie received a three-year sentence for violating probation stemming from a 2008 criminal trespassing conviction, according to court information. County judge Jeffrey Smith also ordered Frisbie to pay $1,300 in fines and $343.10 in restitution to the owner of the Linden Street home he broke into in order to avoid apprehension by Sayre borough police.
Frisbie received a credit of 107 days for time already served, according to court information. Frisbie pled guilty to the charges Aug. 30.
County public defender Helen Stolinas filed a motion Oct. 2 to modify Frisbie's sentence, according to court information; no action on that motion had been taken as of Friday.
Borough police had charged Frisbie with aggravated assault, burglary, escape, flight to avoid apprehension, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance after he fled the scene of the June 11 stabbing, which occurred on Middle Road in Barton.
According to information filed by police, Frisbie received a ride to an Olive Street residence, then traveled along Lincoln Street before forcibly entering the Linden Street residence. Police said Frisbie struggled with officers as they attempted to place him into custody, injuring a Sayre officer and a New York state trooper.
One stabbing victim, Dale Gesford, 30, underwent surgery at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre for a life-threatening evisceration injury and spent several days in the hospital's intensive care unit, police said. The other victim, Mike Pierce, 25, was treated at the scene for a laceration, police said.
Frisbie faces assault charges in Tioga County, N.Y. once he is extradited from Bradford County, according to New York state police.
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