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Chase gets Esmeyer five days
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A man will serve five days in jail for fleeing deputies on a loud motorcycle.The man, Joe Michael Esmeyer, 23, was ordered by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve five days of a one-year sentence and pay $50 plus costs for evading arrest, felony reckless endangerment, and driving on a suspended license.Sheriff’s deputy Jared Jacobs said it was the loud sound from the 2015 Suzuki that caught his attention earlier this year, prompting his attempt to stop the motorcycle.“The motorcycle was traveling south on Highway 70 Bypass with an extremely loud muffler,” said Jacobs, noting he got a look at the driver and realized there was an active warrant on him. “I tried to stop the vehicle but he fled the stop.”Jacobs said he chased the cycle for 19 minutes before losing visual contact of the suspect. During that time, Jacobs said Esmeyer used daredevil tactics to escape.“He passed numerous vehicles and disregarded numerous traffic laws and endangered fellow motorists,” Jacobs said.While Esmeyer got away, he was later arrested as Jacobs made a positive identification of the suspect.