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Jones jailed for high-speed run from deputy
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A man who led officers on a chase through the county and rammed a deputy’s car will serve 150 days in jail.The fugitive driver, James “Jammin Jimmy” Jones, was directed to serve 150 days of an eight-year sentence after entering a guilty plea to numerous charges including evading arrest, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, second-offense DUI, driving on a revoked license, vandalism, and promoting the manufacture of meth.He was charged after he fled from deputies as they were trying to talk to him outside Kat’s Diner in Centertown in February, 2011.“By the time we were at Centertown School, he had floored it and passed three cars in between oncoming traffic,” said deputy Paul Rudicel of Jones endangering other motorists. “The vehicle traveled in excess of 100 mph. He put several drivers on Nashville Highway at risk of imminent death or serious injury.”Once Jones was stopped, Rudicel said the fugitive rammed his vehicle.“As I was getting out of my vehicle, he threw his vehicle into reverse and rammed my vehicle and got stuck,” Rudicel said of Jones’ capture, noting Jones’ passengers got out of the vehicle while Jones was trying to get his vehicle restarted.