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Crime

January 12, 2013

Man sentenced to 5 years in prison in police-chase case

RICHMOND — The man who fled from sheriff’s deputies on foot after wrecking a stolen car in March was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Reginald Branch, 30, of Lexington, had previously pleaded guilty to first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment. Judge William G. Clouse sentenced him to five years on each charge, to be served concurrently.

Branch’s attorney said the man has already served about 10 months in jail, which brings him close to parole-eligibility.

Branch was arrested March 22 after the Madison County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a vehicle that had been stolen from Garrard County and was possibly headed toward Madison County, according to Deputy Willard Reardon.

A deputy spotted the vehicle, driven by Branch, as it headed into Richmond on Lancaster Road. Branch turned east onto the Eastern Bypass, driving until he reached the Robert R. Martin Bypass where he turned onto Four Mile Road, Reardon said. At that point, the vehicle stalled.

As the deputy approached the car on foot, Branch managed to get it restarted and took off toward downtown Richmond. Branch eventually lost control of the vehicle at a railroad crossing, and it became caught in the tracks, Reardon said.

At that point, Branch abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Branch eventually was captured by Richmond police in the parking lot of the Fritz-Turpin Funeral Home.

Branch originally was indicted on charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property (under $10,000), giving an officer a false name and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Other sentences handed down Thursday were:

• Dean A. Smith, 26, three counts of flagrant nonsupport, two years in prison.

• Konrad K. Hayes, 27, facilitation to second-degree burglary, one year in jail. He has served 121 days, and the remainder of his sentence was conditionally discharged for two years as long as he has no further violations of the law.

• Brandon E. Bedore, 28, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, trafficking in marijuana (more than 8 oz. but less than 5 pounds (first offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to one year in the case, and he has served 155 days. He will be under supervised probation for the next two years.

• Stephen D. Allen, 43, flagrant nonsupport, two years in prison.

• Donald Keith Chambers, 36, two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to 10 dosage units) and two counts of trafficking in a controlled substance (less than 10 dosage units). He was sentenced to seven years in prison.

• Raymond K. McCollum, 33, three counts of second-degree burglary, sentenced to 12 years in prison.

• William R. Richardson, 38, theft by unlawful taking, one year in jail, diverted for two years provided he has no further violations of the law.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

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