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Bank robbery suspect nabbed after police chase, crash gets up to 10 years prison

A bank robbery, a stolen car, a police chase and a crash has led to up to a decade behind bars for a Carlisle man.

Scott Tilden, 35, was sentenced Tuesday in Cumberland County Court to 4 to 10 years in state prison.

He had pleaded guilty Sept. 6 to charges of robbery, fleeing or attempting to elude officers, recklessly endangering another person, accidents involving damage to an attended vehicle or property, and driving with a suspended license.

According to police, the incident occurred like this:

Around 10:51 a.m. on Oct. 5, 2015, Tilden stole a car that was left running at a gas pump at the Gulf Station on the 1500 block of Cedar Cliff Drive. The car’s owner tried to stop him by reaching into the open driver’s window. He grabbed Tilden and was dragged until he fell off.

Tilden, who was wanted in connection with two area bank robberies, was soon spotted in the stolen car by police in Upper Allen Township, who started a pursuit.

This chase ended in Monroe Township, but Mechanicsburg Police found the car on East Main Street and followed behind him in traffic. Upper Allen police then picked up the pursuit into York County.

State Police soon joined the chase, as well, before Tilden crashed into a building in York.

Tilden was wanted in connection with a bank robbery in Littlestown and in Ephrata, police say. 

Tilden had previously been sentenced to 2 to 6 years in state prison in 2013 in connection with robbing the same Cumberland County bank twice.

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