AUGUSTA — Failing to report to jail as ordered proved costly for Raymond A. McCray, 37, of Augusta.

McCray, who also has addresses in Belgrade and Rome, was ordered to report to the Kennebec County jail on Dec. 27, 2014, to begin a 10-month sentence for violating probation.

Court records show he got a brief stay, but still failed to appear in the first week of January, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Then he was stopped Feb. 10, 2015, while driving a car — on a suspended license — in the parking lot at the Maine State Police headquarters at 45 Commerce Drive, Augusta.

An affidavit filed with the court by Trooper David Pelletier said McCray “almost struck Sgt. Michael Johnston’s cruiser.” When police ran a routine check on McCray’s license, his flight was over. He was arrested on the outstanding warrant and on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.

On Tuesday, in a Kennebec County Superior Court case heard at the Capital Judicial Center, McCray pleaded guilty to failure to appear and to operating after suspension and was ordered to serve 16 months in prison on those charges. That time is in addition to the original 10-month term. The bail violation charge was dismissed in exchange for his plea. He also was fined $250.

McCray was on probation for a 2009 conviction for forgery.

Two other people were sentenced Tuesday in separate cases heard at the Capital Judicial Center:

• Amy Lynn Toman, 34, of Augusta, unlawful possession of narcotic, operating while license suspended or revoked and failing to notify of a motor vehicle accident May 28, 2014, in Belgrade; $1,600 in fines.

• Bradford W. Webb III, 34, of Fairfield, operating after habitual offender revocation Oct. 15, 2014, in Waterville; 30-day jail sentence to be served in the alternative sentencing program, $500 fine.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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