Father Accused of Holding Family Hostage Sentenced to Prison

COAL TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- A father from Northumberland County accused of holding his family hostage will spend between one and three years in state prison.

Robert Pancher pleaded guilty to threatening his wife and two kids with a gun back in March near Shamokin.

Pancher was sentenced on Monday.

His wife and a child escaped from a second story window. Another child got out through the basement.

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