Christopher James Gum, 36, of West Fargo, N.D., was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
According to court records, on July 16 a Callaway police officer saw a vehicle on Highway 59 with no front license plate. When he tried to pull it over, the driver, Gum sped away, leading police on an 18-mile chase at speeds up to 130 mph. A trooper set up stop sticks (used to deflate tires) near Ogema, and Gum kept going on three tires until he went into a ditch and came to a stop.
Gum was wanted on a North Dakota warrant. He was arrested and taken to jail.
He appeared Oct. 16 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who sentenced him to 15 months in prison at St. Cloud, stayed for four years. He was ordered to serve 93 days in jail, with credit for 93 days served, and was fined $1,000, plus $1,165 in court fees. Restitution rights were reserved.
He must get chemical dependency and mental health evaluations and follow the recommendations, including aftercare, and was placed on supervised probation for four years.
A misdemeanor reckless driving charge was dropped in a plea agreement.
Expired tabs lead to sentencing for meth
Jared Wayne Anderson, 20, of Hawley was sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
According to court records, on April 26 he was stopped by a Becker County deputy for driving with expired registration tabs. He had no valid insurance, his pupils were pinpoint and he had heat bumps on his tongue. The deputy smelled marijuana in the vehicle, and a search revealed a marijuana grinder, rolling papers, a pipe and a baggie of meth that weighed just under half a gram.
Anderson appeared Oct. 16 before District Judge Gretchen Thilmony, who stayed adjudication and continued the case. He was ordered to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for three days served, and was fined $1,000, plus $1,000 in court fees.
He must get a chemical dependency evaluation and follow the recommendations, and was placed on supervised probation for five years.
On a misdemeanor fourth-degree DWI charge, he was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail, with credit for three days, to be served concurrently with the first sentence. A misdemeanor charge of no proof of insurance was dismissed in a plea agreement.