A man who ran from deputies when they came to arrest him for violation of probation had 15 days added to his term for his short dash to freedom.
The man, Christopher McClure, 32, was ordered by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 45 days of a total 18-month sentence, pay $50 plus costs and perform 24 hours public service work for evading arrest and violation of probation.
His sentence comes after deputies arrived at his Petigap Road home to arrest him on the outstanding probation warrant. Deputies reported seeing McClure inside the house when they first knocked. However, they said McClure dropped onto his hands and knees and crawled to the opposite door, hoping he would not be seen. He then bolted from the house and hid in a field of tall grass nearby. He was caught following a short search of the field.
In other General Sessions Court action heard Thursday:
• Jakob Farless was ordered to serve 20 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $50 plus costs, and lose his driver license for one year for criminal trespass, second-offense driving on a revoked license and violation of probation.
• Billy Martin was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-29 sentence, pay $50 plus costs and lose his driver license for one year for third-offense driving on a revoked license.
• Emily Whited and Joshua Bouldin were instructed to serve 48 hours of 11-29 sentences, pay $350 plus costs, perform 24 hours public service work, attend DUI class and lose driving privileges for one year for DUI.
• Jeffery Chandler was bound to the grand jury on charges of driving on a revoked license and driving on a suspended license.
• Nancy Self was bound to the grand jury on the charge of driving on a suspended license.
• Dakota Smith was bound to the grand jury on the charge of second-offense driving on a suspended license.
• Sarah Threlkel was directed to serve 48 hours and pay $50 plus costs for driving without a license.
• Theresa Baker must pay $60 plus costs for leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license.
• Isidro Rodriguez must serve 48 hours and pay $10 plus costs for driving without a license.
• Chellsie Jones must serve 48 hours and have her probation extended by six months for violation of probation.
Wesley Leverett was sentenced to serve an 11-29 sentence on the charge of simple possession instead of fraudulently obtaining drugs.