A man who tossed a meth lab out the window of a car fleeing deputies has been sentenced to 45 days, while the get-away driver was sentenced to 68 days.
Lucas J. Crawford, 19, was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 45 days of a three-year sentence for tampering with evidence. Meanwhile the driver, Scott S. Willett, 20, was instructed to serve 68 days of an eight-year sentence and must pay $2,000 plus costs for evading arrest, theft and initiating the process to manufacture meth. He must also serve jail time for violating his probation on his prior convictions on charges of felony burglary and theft.
The two were arrested this spring when Willett was caught speeding in his father’s car on South Chancery Street. After pulling over for the officer, Willett accelerated away as the deputy approached his vehicle prompting a chase. Willett was aware there were warrants against him for violation of probation likely leading to his flight from the law.
The chase continued until the men abandoned the vehicle on Fairview Road. Crawford was caught near the scene while Willett went on to get into more trouble by stealing a truck from a location off Highway 8, but the truck soon ran out of gas.
In the case of Crawford, his tampering with evidence conviction comes for his admission he threw a bag containing a meth lab out the window as they were fleeing authorities.
Scott Willett who works for West Warren Utility District and coaches youth football would like it known he is not the Scott Willett involved in the incident.