MAYVILLE - An area man who eluded police for nearly a month in 2011 has been sentenced to seven years in prison for second-degree burglary.
Matthew A. Kiendl, 27, of 8 W. Mosher St., Jamestown, was sentenced Monday in Chautauqua County Court by Judge John Ward. Kiendl is also sentenced to five years post-release supervision.
Kiendl tried to rob a Jamestown residence in August 2011. In September 2011, he was seen by Ellicott police officers in Falconer. When they tried to pull the vehicle over, Kiendl got out of the car and ran into a heavily wooded area on Route 380 in Ellicott. Officers from the Jamestown and Ellicott police departments, Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and New York State Police searched the area throughout the day but were unable to find Kiendl.
Police couldn't find Kiendl and stopped the search, leaving cars cruising the area throughout the day. When someone reported seeing him again later that afternoon, the search resumed.
Kiendl later turned himself in to Jamestown police officers after appearing on the department's wanted list.