STROUDSBURG -- Police say a man from Scranton took off from the Monroe County Courthouse and stole two vehicles after sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest him on a warrant.
Officers said Anthony McGuire, 32, of Scranton was at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg Monday morning for an unrelated incident. While he was there, sheriff’s deputies discovered there was a warrant for his arrest out of Lackawanna County. When they tried to arrest him, he took off.
Police said McGuire dragged the driver from a UGI truck and drove off in it. A little ways away, McGuire allegedly ditched that truck and stole another car in Stroud Township.
According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, McGuire crashed the car on Route 196 in Coolbaugh Township after being chased by police. He was flown to the hospital.
Stroud Area Regional Police filed charges against McGuire for robbery of a motor vehicle, robbery, flight to avoid apprehension, unauthorized use of automobiles.