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Boling gets six years for high-speed chase, crash
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A man who led authorities on a high-speed chase which ended with a near head-on collision in front of the old Red Dog has been sentenced to six years behind bars.
The man, Brandon Dale Boling, 24, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of evading arrest and reckless endangerment with a motor vehicle. He was given a six-year sentence and must pay $2,000 plus restitution to the victims he hit. His passenger, Jack Dylan Howard, 20, has already entered a plea and is on probation.
The men were charged after they led sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter on a high-speed chase down Nashville Highway in February. Carpenter knew Boling was wanted for violation of probation, plus he was a suspect in a recent burglary.
Boling refused to stop and instead accelerated away from the lawman when Carpenter tried to pull him over. The fleeing suspect lost control of his vehicle as he rounded the curve at the intersection of Nashville Highway and Crisp Spring Road and side-swiped an oncoming vehicle driven by Jimmy Lewis. Lewis suffered minor injuries from flying glass while his wife was uninjured.
The suspects tried to flee on foot after crashing their SUV through a fence and coming to rest in a nearby field. They were caught before they left the area.
It was during a search of the SUV that lawmen found items they believe were taken in the recent burglary Carpenter was investigating.
The burglary charge was dismissed against Boling as part of his plea bargain. His prison time in the chase case will be served in addition to jail time he still owes the state for violation of probation.