PENN HILLS, Pa. - Prosecutors are using dash-cam video as evidence to build a case against men allegedly involved in a police chase in 2012.
On Thursday, District Attorney Stephen Zappala's prosecutors said they are using the video in order to convict.
In October of 2012, Penn Hills squad cars attempted to stop a burgundy Buick on Yosemite Drive. Driver Joshua Yingling refused to stop, police said. A 75 mph near fatal chase went on for miles through Penn Hills, according to police.
Police said Yingling blew through a second attempted stop, raced through an intersection, narrowly avoiding dozens of cars, and then a near head-on crash forced cars and trucks in oncoming lanes off the road.
Police said Yingling tried but failed to flee. He ran and was upended over the patrol car hood trying to escape, police said.
According to police, they found a fully loaded assault type rifle that was allegedly used during a burglary on Fielding Street 20 minutes earlier to confront and rob a homeowner.
Yingling and accomplices Arthur Phillips and Clayton McKinnon were taken into custody.
The three face burglary, robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy charges.
Yingling and Phillips are now on trial before Judge Anthony Mariani. McKinnon is expected to plead guilty, Channel 11’s Alan Jennings reported.