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Brent Espenson

Pleaded guilty in three separate cases.

Posted: Sep 20, 2018 2:51 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A former fugitive is heading to prison after pleading guilty in three separate cases.

Brent Douglas Espenson, 33 of Goodhue, entered guilty pleas Thursday to 3rd degree assault, 5th degree drug possession, and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

Espenson was first arrested in March 2017 after Rochester police say he ran away from a traffic stop and wound up wedged between a support beam and a drain pipe under a bridge. Law enforcement says it took nearly two hours to get Espenson to give up.

He was then arrested again in June 2017. Authorities say Espenson beat a man and held him against his will for several hours, then escaped capture after a chase that reached speeds of 100 miles an hour. Law enforcement called off the pursuit due to safety concerns. Espenson was then apprehended in Millville several weeks later.

He is sentenced to a total of two years and nine months in prison, with credit for 448 days already served.

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