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Man feels sting of jail time
Russell Lee Asbury II entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
A man who was attacked by yellow jackets after running from the law has been given 11 days in jail to add to the sting.The man, Russell Lee Asbury II, 34, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of drunk driving, driving on a revoked license, reckless endangerment, evading arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was ordered to serve 11 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must pay $550 plus costs, perform 24 hours public service work, attend DUI School and lose his driver license for one year.His sentence comes after his flight that got not only him stung, but rescuers who tried to help him after the crash.The incident began when deputy Evan Cooper pulled behind Asbury after he saw him run a red light on the bypass.“He was traveling too fast to make the right turn onto Red Road,” the deputy reported, noting the suspect slid off the roadway and then down a steep embankment near the old cheese plant on Industrial Drive. “I pulled up and saw him running deeper into the woods.”Officers found him hiding in the woods and when questioned, Asbury told them he had been up for 17 days under the influence of methamphetamine and had “no clue of where he was going or where he was.”“He said the drugs were way too strong for him,” the lawman revealed, noting there was white powder residue found in the suspect’s floorboard.It was as ambulance personnel were trying to help Asbury out of the thicket someone disturbed a yellow jacket nest.“The nest was disturbed and they began to sting emergency personnel as well as Mr. Russell,” the deputy said.