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Lance runs from law, threatens suicide by heroin
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Garrett Lance

A man who ran from law enforcement and threatened to commit suicide by eating a chunk of heroin rather than go to jail has been ordered to serve 270 days in jail.

Garrett Dillon Lance, 28, was ordered to serve 270 days of a three-year sentence and pay a $750 fine for possession of meth, Suboxone, and fentanyl, evading arrest in a vehicle with risk of injury, second-offense DUI, reckless endangerment, and introduction of a controlled substance into a penal institution.

Lance came in contact with law enforcement in March when he was spotted at Dollar General near WCHS on Manchester Highway. Deputy Brystol Davis alleges he saw a “hand-off” between Lance and another man. Davis tried to initiate a stop of Lance’s vehicle.

“He waved as he passed me and almost hit my vehicle as he existed the parking lot,” said Davis. 

Lance drove outbound toward Morrison and Davis followed.

“He tossed a plastic bag out the window out by Generations,” said Davis. “It contained a crystal-like substance. The bag exploded. It’s all over the roadway.” 

The pursuit turned left onto Country Club Drive and into the driveway of a residence. Rather than comply with the deputy’s order to exit the vehicle, Lance began threatening suicide by overdose.

Davis called for backup and for Warren County EMS paramedics to be on standby. The standoff ended peacefully as Lance excited the vehicle shortly thereafter.