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Escape attempt only compounds Jennings' issues
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Bryan Jennings

A man attempting to avoid arrest by speeding away on a motorcycle and hiding behind a barn has been given 210 days in jail.

Bryan Taylor Darnell Jen-nings, 21, was ordered to serve 210 days of a four-year sentence for two counts of evading arrest with risk of injury to others.

According to the warrant for his arrest, deputy Chris McCormick was attempting to serve a warrant on Jennings at a residence on McReynolds Road in July 2020. While at the residence, Jennings was observed driving by on a blue and white Yamaha motorcycle.

“I had prior knowledge of the male on the motorcycle to be Bryan Jennings due to a pursuit days earlier, and family members at the residence stating he had just left on the motorcycle,” said McCormick. “I then activated my emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the motorcycle. The motorcycle then accelerated rapidly and turned right onto Highway 8.”

McMinnville Police officer Bobby Anderson made contact with Jennings on the motorcycle on Leesburg Road before the motorcycle left the roadway and went into the wooded area. Deputy Evan Cooper also made contact at that time.

Jennings was eventually found behind a barn on Leesburg Road a short distance from his abandoned motorcycle.

The warrant Jennings attempted to avoid was for a violation of probation. He had been convicted of attempting to steal a wrecked motorcycle in March 2019 by towing it from the scene of an accident after its owner was transported to the hospital for treatment.