Judge has no sympathy for 'stupid things' love made offender do


Barry Heath told a judge Tuesday that “love makes you do some pretty stupid things.”

He led police who were answering a gunfire call on a chase.

Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court, however, said those stupid things should not include firing a gun and at a house and leading police on a chase, so he sentenced the 41-year-old Heath to two years in prison.

Heath pleaded guilty in May to third-degree felony charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and tampering with evidence. Police said they were called March 30 to a home on East Indianola Avenue for a report of someone firing shots at the home.

Read more about the case in Wednesday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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