Youngwood man gets prison term for robbery of female motorist
A Youngwood man will serve up to three years in prison for robbing a motorist.
Chance D. Goodlin, 20, pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbery and attempted robbery in connection with the May 3, 2018, incident in Youngwood.
Police said Goodlin jumped in front of a vehicle as the female driver went through an alley between Third and Fourth streets, opened the driver’s side door, pushed the victim in her chest and demanded $200. Police said the woman claimed Goodlin then grabbed her inner thigh and and told her that if she didn’t give him the money “she was going to have to give something else.”
Goodlin, according to police, told the woman that he would have beaten her if she had been a man. Goodlin fled the scene after a bystander attempted to intervene. Police said the woman identified Goodlin from a photo lineup.
In court on Tuesday, Westmoreland County Common Pleas Court Judge Tim Krieger sentenced Goodlin to serve 1-1/2 to 3 years in prison and an additional two years on probation. He was ordered to undergo sex offender evaluation.
Charges of simple assault and terroristic threats were dismissed as part of the plea bargain.
In September, Goodlin pleaded guilty to a drug charge and was sentenced to serve 91 days to 23 months in jail. In that case, police said Goodlin was in a car that led police on a high speed five-mile chase through Hempfield following a suspected drug deal in June.
Chad Caye, 31, of Adamsburg, the driver, pleaded guilty last week to escape and fleeing police. He was sentenced by Krieger to serve 65 days to 23 months in jail.
Rich Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Rich at 724-830-6293, [email protected] or via Twitter .