HAZARD — A man convicted of breaking into a local service station and stealing a car was sentenced to several years in prison.
In March, Nicholas Salley, 35, was arrested after video surveillance from Master Tech showed him getting keys from the office and attempting to steal vehicles. He started three different cars with the intent of stealing them, two of which were left in the parking lot once it was discovered that they were not drivable.
The third was driven to a residence on Lick Branch in Combs.
The Hazard Police Department received a tip claiming to know Salley’s whereabouts. When the police arrived at the home, they found the stolen car and were able to locate Salley. He fled into the woods when he saw the police, but was later captured.
Salley was charged with three counts of theft of an automobile, one count of third-degree burglary, criminal mischief, second-degree fleeing, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. He was later indicted on these charges and the charge of being a persistent felony offender.
He was on parole at the time of the new charges, and sentenced in Perry Circuit Court on Thursday. After his parole was revoked from the previous case, he received a sentence of eight years to serve.