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Frequent fugitive sentenced
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A man who was able to give police the slip on more than one occasion will be parked for a year after he was sentenced to 364 days in jail for his runs from the law.The fugitive, Matthew C. Zahn, 24, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to a laundry list of charges including evading arrest, driving on a suspended license, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and possession of meth. He was directed to serve 364 days of a two-year sentence and pay a $2,750 plus court costs fine. The court will allow him to be furloughed into long-term treatment.McMinnville policeman Chris Odom tried to pull over his 2012 Chevy Camaro in the old Captain D’s parking lot earlier this year.“Once he was in the parking lot he immediately accelerated and nearly lost control, turning sideways as he left on Northgate Drive at a high rate of speed,” the policeman said.