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Lansden jailed for driving at deputies
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A man who ran deputies off the road as he was fleeing the scene of an assault has been given a month in jail.The defendant, Kenneth Jay Lansden, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest, assault, reckless endangerment and driving on a suspended license. He was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $634, perform 16 hours public service work, and lose his driver license for one year.His month behind bars comes for an incident that began when he forced his way into a residence and started a fight. The victims in that case say Lansden pushed his way into their home and made threats toward one of the residents, challenging him to fight in the front yard.Lansden left the scene before officers arrived and met deputy Mark Griffith on the road.“He forced me into a ditch,” Griffith said, noting Lansden was coming right at him leaving him no choice.Moments later he came upon deputies Jason Fowler and Jason Walker, who were standing next to their patrol units.