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Friday, April 22, 2016

St. Marys Man Arrested By US Marshals In Limestone, NY, Sentenced To 25 to 35 Years In State Prison

St. Marys man sentenced to at least 15 years in state prison for repo assault

By Katie Weidenboerner 
katiew@thecourierexpress.com
Courier Express

RIDGWAY – A St. Marys man was sentenced Thursday to 15 to 35 years in state prison for assaulting a two-person repossession team while they tried to collect his girlfriend’s car.

Sixty-two-year-old John Anthony Raspatello was charged by St. Marys police with four felony counts of aggravated assault and misdemeanors of simple assault, reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death, and a summary offense of reckless driving, following an incident in the parking lot of Nic’s Tobacco Outlet in St. Marys on Dec. 30, 2013.

Following a two-day trial, Raspatello was convicted on all counts by a jury. After several continuances, he did not appear in court on January 27 for sentencing, at which point a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

After nearly two months on the run, the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force on March 4 arrested Raspatello in Limestone, N.Y., where he was found hiding in a camper near Route 219.
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11 comments :

Anonymous said...

JUSTICE is finally served...... And just too bad it took over 30+ years to happen

Anonymous said...

Did you mean 3 years?

Anonymous said...

Not this time John....

Anonymous said...

No. This guy has been trouble for past 30 +. Even the Judge said that!!!

Anonymous said...

Poor guy, always a good man. Helped our community quite often.

Anonymous said...

Was he and his family originally from Emporium? Does anybody know? Doe he have an older or younger brother? I am asking because as a child I remember I remember playing with a John Raspatello and always wondered what happened to them..Just wonder if this was the same guy is all..

Anonymous said...

I'm sure there's not alot of "John Raspatello's" in the world. I suppose it's possible an individual from Emporium made it all the way to St. Mary's as an adult.

Tony said...

WOW," even the judge said so"are you for real ? the judge said so, so it must be real. A classic example of sheeple on the loose... AND these sheeple are voters... Lord have mercy on our nation and our grandchildren

Anonymous said...

Seems like an extreme sentence. Child molesters don't get a 1/10th of that.

Anonymous said...

Extreme sentence? You have to factor in priora and the fact he was found guilty of 2 counts of attempted homcide. He tried to kill peiple by running them over. Until you know what you're talking about; shut up. But yeah otherwise sounds like a good guy.

Anonymous said...

No, he wasn't from Emporium