Blankenship sentenced and being extradited to Illinois

The Knox man who stole a cop car and eluded police for two days back in January is being extradited to Illinois.

That's according to our reporting partners at WKVI.

William Blankenship, 23, was sentenced to five years total time served. The rest of his sentence will be served on probation.

A Kouts Officer had just arrested Blankenship on drug charges when he took off in the squad car still wearing handcuffs. He surrendered two days later.

Blankenship spent nine months in the Porter County Jail. He was released for good behavior.

The judge in the case said further time in jail would not do Blankenship any good because of his mental issues.

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