Lehigh Valley

Blake Bills pleads guilty to burglary charge in Macungie

Bills and fiancee Shayna Sykes stole police cars in NJ., Philly in March, police say

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A man accused of leading police in two states on a wild chase involving stolen police cars has pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in an unrelated Lehigh County case.

According to court documents, 25-year-old Blake Bills pleaded guilty Tuesday to a burglary charge, stemming from an incident in Macungie in August 2012.

In exchange for the guilty plea, charges of criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were dropped.

Sentencing was set for October 24.

Since the burglary, Bills got himself in additional hot water, officials said.

Police say Bills and his fiancee Shayna Sykes of Macungie jumped into a Camden, N.J. police cruiser that was pulled over in March of this year.

They drove the car over the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia, then police said Sykes stole another police car while Bills was being arrested.

The couple told police they had been high on heroin and cocaine.

In July, Sykes pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and other charges.

Bills still faces trial in Philadelphia from the high-speed case.


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