Man gets 15-year sentence in police chase case



Victor Duonnolo, 39, of Remlap, received a 15-year sentence for multiple thefts, burglaries, and other offenses, according to Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey.

In September 2012, Duonnolo led police officers on a chase from Rosa to downtown Oneonta where he hit a vehicle, injuring the driver, and then crashed into a power pole next to the former Downtown Diner. According to Lt. Steve Gunn, of the Oneonta Police Department, the pursuit began when Duonnolo was spotted trying to break into a house.

After further investigation, Duonnolo was found to have been involved in as many as 17 thefts and burglaries throughout the county, according to Casey.

Duonnolo has also been ordered to pay $90,900 in restitution. He pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, and counts of theft, third-degree assault, attempt to elude, possession of burglary tools, no driver’s license, no insurance, reckless driving, and failure to stop at a stop sign.

Duonnolo also was sentenced to 15 years in St. Clair County, according to Casey, and he has charges pending elsewhere.