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Pease pleads guilty to run from law, meth
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A man who tried to toss drugs while fleeing from a lawman will spend nearly a year in jail for his ill-fated run from justice.
The defendant, Buck Pease, 31, entered guilty pleas to nine criminal counts including evading arrest, resisting arrest, possession of meth, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance. He was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 364 days of a six-year sentence and pay $900 plus court costs.
His charges arose after Highway Patrolman Tony Myers attempted to stop him near Centertown after catching him speeding this past summer.
“As he saw me turn around, he began to accelerate to a higher rate of speed,” Trooper Myers recalled of how the chase began. “When I topped the hill with lights and siren, the vehicle was squealing tires and sideways in the roadway.”
Myers pursued the vehicle onto Highway 287 before it turned left onto McQuade Circle. “He turned in a reckless manner and then turned into a private driveway.”
Pease exited his vehicle and was ordered onto the ground. Pease hesitated long enough to try to conceal a small zippered bag. He then threw the bag into some tall grass. The bag contained meth, a scale and syringes.
“I placed him on the ground at gunpoint and took him into custody,” the trooper said, noting he later recovered the illegal items.