A man who led deputies on a high-speed chase through a populated subdivision has been given three months in jail.
The man, Jimmy Carl Russell, 45, entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley on charges of evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. He was directed to serve 90 days of a three-year sentence and will be allowed into the adult recovery program which is an intensive rehabilitation program overseen by the court system.
The incident that led to the chase happened when deputy Jared Jacobs was dispatched to Circle Hill Drive on a disturbance call. When he arrived, several people scattered. Russell was among those running as he jumped into a red Chevy.
“He accelerated directly at me,” deputy Jacobs recalled, noting he had his blue lights on at the time. “The vehicle then went through a yard, jumped a ditch and continued to Wilson Road. During the pursuit, he reached speeds of 80 mph through a residential zone.”
Russell abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, leaving the car behind.
“There was a pill grinder with residue inside it found during the search,” Jacobs noted. The drug charge was dropped as part of the plea bargain.
The neighborhood through which Russell fled, doing 80 mph and running a stop sign, is a heavily populated rural subdivision north of McMinnville just south of Dibrell.