A man who fled police only to be caught holding meth later on will serve a week in jail for his behavior.
The man, Randy Glenn Ross, was released on time serve, which amounted to about seven days, on charges of evading arrest, simple possession of meth, and drug paraphernalia. He was also issued a $750 fine and must perform 50 hours public service work. He will remain on probation for three years.
His sentence comes after McMinnville patrolman Jared Jacobs tried to pull him over on Greenland Drive. The officer said the man went through a red light and attempted to get away from him. However, the officer said he located the suspect at an apartment on Gentry Street.
“He finally answered the door,” Jacobs said in his warrant, noting the suspect tried to wait out the officer outside.
Ross’ problems got worse when he arrived at jail. It was there more charges were leveled.
“Mr. Ross had a plastic container on his person containing a white powder believed to be meth and a straw with white residue,” Jacobs said of the discovery made when Ross was searched at the jail prior to being placed in a cell.