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No Cinderella story
Lost shoe during escape attempt leads to 8 years in state penitentiary
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A man who ran out of his shoes while trying to evade arrest will spend eight years in the state penitentiary.
The man, William E. Norris, 31, entered no-contest pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of evading arrest, possession of meth, and driving on a suspended license. He was given an eight-year sentence and ordered to pay $2,000 plus costs.
His sentence comes after police tried to stop his Chevy Malibu for speeding and running a red light on Manchester Highway. Officer say he fled from them, turning onto Harvest Farm Lake Road.
“The driver jumped from the vehicle while it was still in motion and fled on foot,” said McMinnville policeman Aaron Roberts. “When he jumped from the vehicle he lost a shoe and bag that contained 11 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine.”
Police discovered Norris’ driver license had been suspended for failure to pay fines and he was wanted on an outstanding probation violation warrant, explaining why he ran.