Cassopolis man sentenced after January chases and standoff

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A Cassopolis man has been sentenced months after he shot at a police car and led officers on a 12 hour caper.

47-year-old Thomas Mosier has been sentenced to 23 years in prison this week.

He was caught January 15 rummaging behind an auto dealership in Elkhart, got in a car being driven by another man, and sped away. During the pursuit, police say he leaned out of the passenger’s window and fired at officers with an SKS rifle.

The pursuit went into Cass County, his vehicle crashed, and they both fled on foot. They stole a Ford truck and drove back to Elkhart, then were pursued into Middlebury and ending on the south side of Goshen.

Mosier was found in a barn near County Roads 42 and 15 with a stolen handgun and led police on a seven hour standoff. He eventually surrendered.

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