A 25-year-old man who stole two police cars and hit an officer with a car in Camden was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in state prison.
Blake Bills of Macungie, Pa., pleaded guilty in June to carjacking and eluding police. He must serve 85 percent of his carjacking term, or more than 14 years, before being eligible for parole. He also was sentenced to eight years in prison on the eluding count, which will be served concurrently.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped the other charges Bills had been facing, said Jason Laughlin, spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Bills was indicted last October on a charge of attempting to kill a police officer by hitting him with a car, aggravated assault, and other charges. He broke one of the officer's legs.