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Ill-fated escape attempt lands Layne in lockup
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A man who sped away from deputies on a motorcycle will serve 30 days behind bars for his short run from the law.The cyclist, Christopher Eugene Layne, 28, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of evading arrest, driving on a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must pay $200 plus costs and lose his driver license for one year.His sentence comes after Sheriff’s Investigator Steven Carpenter tried to pull him over on Providence Road.“He pulled into a driveway and came to a stop,” Carpenter recalled of the traffic stop. “When I started to get out of my vehicle, Mr. Layne took off through the yard on the motorcycle.”The investigator pursued the cycle for a short distance but the chase came to an abrupt halt when Layne lost control.“He attempted to get back on the roadway but wrecked and took off running on foot,” Carpenter said.