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James Minter
James Minter

Police called off car chases due to safety concerns.

Posted: Jul 2, 2018 4:37 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A man who evaded arrest twice is now going to prison.

James Donald Minter, 35 of Byron, pleaded guilty to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property, 1st degree burglary, and possession of a firearm or ammunition after being convicted of a crime of violence.

Law enforcement says Minter twice avoided capture after car chases had to be called off due to safety concerns. He was finally arrested on January 28.

On Monday, Minter was sentenced to five years behind bars, with credit for 128 days already served, and must pay $437 in restitution.

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