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Man faces four years for high-speed chase

FARMINGTON — A man who led police on a high-speed chase is facing four years in prison.

Circuit Court Judge Kenneth W. Pratte sentenced Timothy Alan Dean, 35, of Rock Hill, to four years in prison after Dean pleaded guilty to resisting arrest by fleeing. The judge will reconsider placing him on probation after Dean completes a long-term drug treatment program.

The sentence will run concurrent to any sentence he is serving.

His trial had been set for Feb. 10 in St. Francois County.

According to court records, Dean was stopped for driving in a careless manner. Dean pulled over but then took off in his vehicle, running a red light at a high rate of speed.

A deputy followed Dean on Route K at speeds of up to 100 mph. Dean reportedly lost control of his vehicle on a gravel road in Goose Creek and struck a tree.

When officers talked to him, Dean gave them a false name. Officers discovered Dean was wanted on several municipal warrants.

In other cases, Christopher Reibe, 24, of French Village, was sentenced to seven years in prison for second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and for violating the probation he received for tampering with service of utility or institution.

According to court records, Reibe caused serious injury to Deputy Steve Rion by pulling away and struggling with the deputy while he was being arrested for an outstanding warrant. The deputy dislocated his wrist and required surgery to correct the injury.

Nancy Moore, 45, of Bonne Terre, was sentenced to six years in prison for second-degree robbery. According to court records, Moore forcibly stole merchandise from Wal-Mart.

Larry LaRose Jr., 31, of Farmington, was sentenced to three years in prison for second-degree domestic assault.

Charles Nunley, 32, an inmate at the Farmington Correctional Center, was sentenced to two years in prison after entering an Alford plea of guilty to delivery or concealment of a prohibited article — marijuana. By entering an Alford plea, he did not admit to any element of the charge but recognized there was significant evidence against him.

Mickey Copeland, 19, of Middlebrook, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted manufacture of meth and manufacture of meth.

Robert Radford Jr., 23, of Park Hills, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing, delivery of a controlled substance — meth, second-degree assault and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident. The judge will reconsider placing him on probation after he completes a 120-day drug treatment program.

Shawn Barton, 33, of Bismarck, was sentenced to five years in prison for violating the probation he received for failure to pay child support.

Michelle Alaine Reinert, 38, of Park Hills, was sentenced to six years in prison for violating the probation she received for three counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Jacqueline Taylor, 40, of Memphis, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of forgery.

John Shearin Jr., 37, of Ste. Genevieve, was sentenced to five years in prison for possession of a controlled substance — meth. The judge will consider releasing him on probation after he successfully completes a 120-day drug treatment program.

Other individuals were placed on five years of supervised probation. Among them were Chastity Short, 28, of Farmington, for hindering prosecution; Joseph Reid, 29, of Bridgeton, for failure to pay child support; Noah William Sharp, 44, of Park Hills, for failure to pay child support; and LaDonna Tate, 27, of Desloge, for property damage.

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