Man who staged breakout in mental health facility sentenced

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LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — 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. The Lebanon Daily News reports ( ) that 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. They were found three days later in Myrtle Beach, 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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