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100 mph chase ends in jail for Long
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A man who topped 100 mph running from the law on Jacksboro Road will serve 60 days in jail.
Deputies say the fugitive, Montrese Desean Long, 23, refused to stop when they saw him speeding.
“I attempted to stop the vehicle for speeding, failing to yield and running a stop sign,” said sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter, noting he turned on his lights and siren and fell in behind the speeding vehicle. “He fled at a high rate of speed, refusing to stop.”
Carpenter said Long endangered other motorists as he sped down the two-lane highway, trying to shake the lawman who was in hot pursuit.
“He passed numerous cars on Jacksboro Road and was traveling over 100 mph,” Carpenter said, noting he eventually lost contact with him near the Shelbyville Road intersection.
However, Long was nabbed later at a residence where he admitted he was driving the fleeing vehicle.
Long entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest and reckless endangerment. He was ordered to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence. He was also directed to serve another 30 days for violation of probation.