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Potter put away on passel of charges
Phillip Joe Potter was ordered to serve three years for the charges.
A man who filled an entire page of the court docket by himself, mostly on charges of running from the law, will have his wings clipped for the better part of three years for a list of crimes.The man, Phillip Joe Potter, 25, was ordered to serve three years on charges of evading arrest in a motor vehicle, fourth-offense driving on a revoked license, theft, vandalism, evading arrest on foot, leaving the scene of an accident and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.Lawmen say Potter was already wanted on charges when sheriff’s Sgt. Billy Joe Crouch saw him on Old Shelbyville Road late last year and tried to pull him over to serve outstanding warrants.“Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver sped away at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner,” said Crouch, adding the suspect entered the city limits and kept evading through residential neighborhoods. “He placed other motorists and the public in danger.”Potter was able to give the deputy the slip through the maze of city streets. However, the owner of the Nissan Maxima turned him in, telling authorities Potter was the driver of the vehicle.One month later, deputy Jared Jacobs fell in behind Potter on Fred Hoover Road.