(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for fleeing from police with a revoked license. Timothy Jones entered a no contest plea to one felony count of Fleeing and had misdemeanor charges of Resisting, Operating while Revocation and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia dismissed but read into the record.
A Beaver Dam police officer ran a records search on Jones’ vehicle in April, which indicated that he did not have a valid driver’s license. When the officer engaged his emergency lights, Jones increased his speed and was clocked going 57-miles-per-hour on North Spring Street.
According to the criminal complaint, Jones came to a stop in the Hotel Rogers parking lot and fled on foot a short distance before being apprehended. When questioned, the 53-year-old said he kept driving because he did not have a valid license and did not see the officer’s emergency lights.
In addition to a year-and-a-half behind bars, Jones was also ordered to serve two years of extended supervision.