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Escape attempt leads to 60 days
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A man who ran from police after being arrested will serve 60 days in jail.
The fugitive, Jacob Lee Hill, 22, was directed to serve 60 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on charges of escape from custody, disorderly conduct, possession of drugs and vandalism. He must also serve any other time he owes the state on other charges in addition to the 60 days he was just handed.
Hill was in the process of being taken to jail on other charges when he started kicking the inside of the patrol car door.
“He started kicking the rear passenger side door of the car bending the door out,” recalled McMinnville patrol Sgt. Justin Shrum.
Given his destructive behavior, police opened the door with plans to put him in leg shackles. However, Hill had worked his handcuffs from the back to front.
He bolted as soon as they opened the door, sprinting still in his cuffs across the Walmart parking lot where he was arrested. He was caught near Cardinal Drive but tried to run away again. Police then tased the suspect when he kept resisting arrest.
His drug charge came when police found a diazepam pill on his person. Hill will have to make restitution for the damage he caused to the patrol car.