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Young gets year for chase in excess of 100 mph
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A man who fled police at speeds topping 100 mph on the bypass has been sentenced to a year in jail.The man, Curtis Lee Young, 38, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest and driving on a revoked license. He was directed to serve an 11-month, 29-day sentence and pay $50 plus costs. The crime was reduced to misdemeanor evading arrest as a result of his plea agreement.McMinnville police officer Katelyn Neal was dispatched to Smithville Highway to assist a deputy who had already fallen in behind the suspect and was trying to make a traffic stop.“I observed the vehicle traveling approximately 65 mph in a 45 mph zone,” she said, noting she turned around on the vehicle and tried to catch up.In the meantime, another officer encountered the speeding fugitive on the bypass.“He was clocked by Lt. Cory Knowles at 109 mph,” she reported, adding they gave chase until he was spotted pulling into the parking lot at McMinnville Inn.“He was jumping out of the vehicle but was taken into custody,” she said, noting she was able to grab him before he fled on foot.A check of Young’s license revealed it has been revoked since September of last year for failing to pay court-ordered fines.