Jamiesfeast – Sergeant Anthony Sparano from the DA’s Office made a traffic stop on the 100 block of Octorara Trail Road late at night on November 10, 2021. The vehicle he pulled over was a Chrysler 300.
In the body camera footage, it was evident that Takeisha Landry, the driver, was recording Officer Sparano while he asked her for her license and registration. As stated in the criminal complaint, Landry repeatedly refused to comply with Sparano’s requests.
According to the affidavit, the situation between Sergeant Sparano and Landry started to intensify. It is stated that when Sparano attempted to remove her from the car, Landry drove away.
Sparano managed to get back in his squad car and successfully pulled Landry over on the 700 block of Octorara Trail Road. It was at this location where she was eventually arrested. When questioned by Sparano, Landry claimed that she couldn’t comply with his instructions because she was securely fastened by her seatbelt.
55-year-old Coatesville resident, Sparano, has been found guilty of charges including recklessly endangering another person and propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle following a week-long jury trial, according to the DA’s Office.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the jury for their diligent efforts in handling this challenging trial,” expressed DA Christopher L. de Barrena-Sarobe. “This particular case serves as a testament to the unwavering dedication of the Chester County DA’s Office and law enforcement in upholding the principles of justice and ensuring equal treatment under the law for all individuals, including police officers.”
Judge Allison Bell Royer has ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and has stated that she will make efforts to schedule a sentencing hearing within approximately one month, according to prosecutors.