His sentence could range from probation to 19 1/2 to 39 years.
Assistant District Attorney Guy D'Andrea said that between March 2 and March 5, Bills stole four iPads worth $1,599.92 from a Castor Avenue Target store; he stole a Nissan Altima and its contents of $100, an iPod, cellphone and GPS device on North Hancock Street in Northern Liberties; and stole a Camden police car, breaking an officer's leg in the process.
After the couple fled in the stolen cop car back to Philadelphia with cops in hot pursuit, D'Andrea said, Bills - high on cocaine - struck several parked cars, causing $5,000 in damage before he was arrested on West Norris Street in North Philadelphia.
Sykes stole a Philadelphia police car during the confusion.
"They're not Bonnie and Clyde, they're not Jack and Jill. They're two heroin addicts who behaved like heroin addicts," D'Andrea said. "It's become glamorized because of the items they stole - two police cruisers - and the injuries in Camden, obviously, were so severe."
Bills' attorney, David S. Bahuriak, said his client pleaded guilty to take responsibility for his drug-induced actions.
"They were in a cloud of drug use for a week leading up to these crimes. I think they made some pretty desperate decisions," said Bahuriak, who estimated that Bills had been ingesting 30 bags of heroin a day.
Bills and Sykes are being held without bail while awaiting trial in Camden. Meanwhile, they are still a couple, Bahuriak said.
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