A man who led lawmen on a chase which ended with him crashing through a graveyard has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.The man, R.D. Martin, has a history of running from the law, his record reflecting several charges of evading arrest. That history, along with his latest crime, led to Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley sentencing the defendant to 12 years in the state penitentiary on charges of reckless endangerment with a motor vehicle, promoting the manufacture of meth, evading arrest, simple possession of drugs, and driving on a suspended license. His driver license has also been revoked along with his probation.His sentence comes after he fled officers as they were trying to stop him on Pike Hill Road late last year.“We had a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area and when deputies got there they saw the truck,” said Sheriff Jackie Matheny, noting the officer blocked the road.
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