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Evans jailed for evading arrest
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A man who crashed his motorcycle while trying to evade police has been sentenced to a month behind bars.The motorcyclist, Darrell Ryan Evans, 28, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. He was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must pay $50 plus costs and perform 25 hours public service work. He will face probation violation charges next week.Evan’s time comes after McMinnville policeman Paul Springer clocked him traveling 83 mph in an 30 mph zone, meaning he was traveling nearly three times the posted speed limit through a residential neighborhood.“I saw a yellow Suzuki motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed on Mullican Street,” Springer said, noting he turned on his blue lights and fell in behind the motorcyclist after clocking him on radar.Springer said the motorcycle did not stop for his lights, the driver instead running the stop sign at the intersection of Mullican and Caldwell streets.“He then turned left and lost control of the cycle in the grass and fled on foot,” Springer recalled, noting Evans was eventually taken into custody on the charges.A check of his license revealed it had been revoked since 2004.