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McDonald man gets consecutive prison terms

WARREN — A McDonald man on Wednesday was given a nine-month prison sentence dealing with a police chase of a domestic violence suspect through McDonald on July 18.

Shawn M. Squires, 35, of Covington Street, McDonald, pleaded guilty to an amended indictment of failure to comply with order or signal of police officer, two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and an aggravated menacing misdemeanor. Common Pleas Court Judge W. Wyatt McKay ordered Squires to serve the term consecutively to a six-month term he received in August for a drug possession conviction he picked up from an arrest in Howland.

Squires is also expected to appear before Judge Ronald J. Rice for a hearing on an escape charge linked to allegedly not reporting to a parole officer. Court records show Squires was sentenced in 2019 to serve six months in prison for an obsturcting official business conviction.

In the recent case, Squires was accused of striking the mother of his child at a Nancy Avenue, Niles address July 17, and then eluding Weathersfield police on a motorcycle through yards and then through a wooded area. Prosecutors also accused Squires of making threatening phone calls while he was incarcerated at the Trumbull County jail.

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