Man who led Albert Lea police on chase gets probation

Published 1:00 am Monday, April 24, 2017

A Wisconsin man charged with leading police on a low-speed chase in early 2016 was placed on supervised probation for up to three years Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Joshua Wade Shawley, 26, of Melrose, Wisconsin, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in May 2016. He was given a stayed sentence of one year and one day in prison, He was sentenced to serve 25 days in jail and was given credit for 25 days served.

Joshua Shawley

Shawley was ordered to remain law abiding, undergo a mental health evaluation and meet other court requirements.

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Shawley was arrested Feb. 2, 2016, after he reportedly fled from police in a car, starting from the intersection of Newton Avenue and Main Street west to near the intersection of Minnesota Highway 13 and U.S. Highway 69.

He was reportedly driving about 30 mph.

Shawley reportedly drove over stop sticks that had been deployed at the intersection of West Main Street and First Avenue.

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Sam Wilmes covers crime, courts and government for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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