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Solomon sentenced to 40 days
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A man who almost ran over a deputy as he tried to get away will serve 40 days in jail.The defendant, Vondale E. Solomon, 25, of Rock Island entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of reckless endangerment, evading arrest, second-offense driving on a revoked license and criminal impersonation. He was directed to serve 40 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $100 plus costs, and perform 24 hours public service work.Solomon was arrested after deputy Newman Ford arrived to the suspect’s residence to conduct a welfare check.“When I arrived, I saw back-up lights come from the vehicle,” Ford recalled, noting he stepped out of his vehicle and identified himself as a deputy. “He stepped on the gas and came backing up at the patrol vehicle.”Ford had to leap out of the way and was nearly hit by the vehicle.