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Teen caught after chase in moms car
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A teen who led lawmen on a chase through three counties after reportedly stealing his mother’s car will serve four months in jail.
The defendant, Mickey Evan Russell, 19, was sentenced to serve 120 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence by General Sessions Judge Larry Ross on charges of domestic assault and reckless endangerment. Charges of theft, reckless endangerment and driving on a suspended license were dropped as terms of the plea bargain. He will be required to attend anger management classes as part of his sentence.
His sentence comes after he snatched his mother’s car keys and left their residence. Deputies were alerted to the stolen vehicle and were told to be on the lookout. The vehicle was spotted in the Centertown area and officers attempted to pull him over. However, the teen accelerated away from the officer.
“When he pulled onto the highway he almost ran into oncoming traffic,” recalled deputy Brad Myers in his evading arrest warrant against Russell, noting the teen was driving recklessly. “I saw him spin out and hit the sign at the intersection of Ivy Bluff.”
Myers said Russell was traveling at speeds in excess of 90 mph at times despite rainy conditions. Deputy Myers said he stopped the pursuit for the safety of the public. The chase, however, was picked up by Cannon County authorities once he entered their county, but Russell was able to evade capture there too. He was eventually stopped and arrested by Rutherford County lawmen. It was then learned he was driving on a suspended license which had been suspended for violation of the truancy law.