Man who staged breakout in midstate mental health facility sentenced

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 27, 2017 9:28 AM

Photo by Pennsylvania State Police

Alicia Buzzard, 21, and Elliot Ravert, 18.

(Lebanon) -- A Pennsylvania man who broke his girlfriend out of a mental health facility has been sentenced to over four years in prison and in a mental health facility.

Nineteen-year-old Elliot Ravert had been sentenced earlier this month by a Lebanon County judge after he pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated assault, among other charges.

Ravert threatened staffers at WellSpan Philhaven last August, using a fake handgun to coerce the release of 21-year-old Alicia Buzzard.

The two fled in Ravert's truck, but were found three days later in South Carolina after they were caught shoplifting.

The sentence requires that Ravert receive mental health treatment during its four-and-a-half-year duration.

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