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Man runs from law twice in one week
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A man who ran from lawmen twice in one week will serve 120 days in jail.
The suspect, Jonny Moore, 27, will remain on probation for six years after serving 120 days in jail as part of a package deal he was given for both incidents, both of which also involved finding meth components. He will also have to perform 40 hours public service work.
Moore entered guilty pleas before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to charges of evading arrest, resisting arrest, resisting stop, promoting the manufacture of meth, and drunk driving. In addition to his jail time, Moore will be required to pay $3,000 plus court costs and must forfeit his driver license for one year.
His jail time comes for two incidents which happened six days apart. The first charge came after Moore was seen in the vicinity of a stolen vehicle. When police tried to question him, Moore fled on foot but was chased down, handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car. However, while in the patrol car Moore was able to slip out of his handcuffs and get out of the car and escape.
Moore did not stay at-large for very long as six days later a county officer saw him driving a car and began a pursuit which crossed the county, running from Old Shelbyville Road to the Coffee County line. Moore was stopped there when pursuing officers were able to spin out the fugitive’s Oldsmobile. Moore was caught following a short foot chase.
Linking the crimes together was finding meth items in the vicinity of both chases.