James Peter Eberharter, who very notably went on the run March 28th 2019, in what appeared to be a potential female in danger case, was sentenced in court for his original crimes that prompted his evasion of law enforcement. A large scale manhunt was launched to find Eberharter after a 911 caller reported a bloodied female in Eberharter’s vehicle. At the time Eberharter was already out on bond from warrants related to assaulting a woman on both December 25th, 2018 and January 4th, 2019, in both cases Eberharter strangled the victim, his then girlfriend.
Acting on a tip deputies picked up Eberharter in mid April, some two weeks after his initial disappearance. At the time he was found to be in possession of suboxone strips and hypodermic needles.
In June, Eberharter agreed to enter a plea of guilty to two counts of aggravated assault for the choking incidents after prosecution by Assistant D.A.Lindsey C. Cadle. Judge Shane Sexton has now sentenced Eberharter to 12 years in prison for each count, the sentences will run consecutively rather than concurrently, effectively remanding Eberharter to the Tennessee Department of Corrections for over 20 years. The victim of the crime was consulted and approved of the decision.