GI man gets two more years for 2018 robbery, police chase

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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB)- The Grand Island man arrested after a violent break-in at a Kearney home in June and subsequent police chase is getting more time in prison.

Christian Alvarez, 20, was sentenced Wednesday to 23-24 months in prison for felony flight to avoid arrest.

He was connected to a robbery at a Kearney home the morning of June 14th last year. Court records indicate that he violently assaulted a woman in that home during the robbery. Then he led law enforcement officers on a high speed pursuit which ended later that morning in Grand Island.

He was sentenced to 7-20 years each for felony robbery and burglary convictions. The sentences on both counts will be served at the same time.

Alvarez had been charged in Buffalo county with using a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, possession of burglar's tools, theft and criminal mischief. Those charges were dismissed in favor of no contest pleas on the robbery and burglary charges.

Alvarez also faced numerous charges in Hall county related to the pursuit which occurred after the robbery. He was eventually stopped in a neighborhood in northwest Grand Island. In Hall county, he was charged with felony operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, felony intentional child abuse as well as four related misdemeanors. The child abuse and misdemeanor charges were dropped when Alvarez pleaded no contest to the felony flight charge.

His two year sentence on the flight charge will be served after he completes the sentences for the burglary and robbery charges.