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Salem Man Receives Three Year Prison Term for High Speed Police Chase

May 4, 2017

A 20-year-old Salem man has been sentenced to three years in prison with recommendation for the boot camp program after pleading guilty to aggravated fleeing and eluding police and on a petition to revoke his probation.

Justin Landreth of South Pearl admitted leading Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high speed chase that reached 125 miles per hour on U.S. 51 from south of Sandoval to the Patoka area. Landreth eventually ran off the Wisher Road in rural Patoka after missing a 90-degree turn and fled on foot into a wooded area. While deputies couldn’t locate Landreth, they found his cell phone in the vehicle after it rang and later picked him up walking along U.S. 51 near Patoka.

Landreth also admitted to a petition to revoke his probation on an earlier vehicle theft conviction and received an identical three year prison term to be served concurrently with the aggravated fleeing and eluding police conviction.

Landreth was also ordered to pay court costs and serve one year mandatory supervised release when getting out of prison. He was given credit for 74 days already served in prison.

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