Man pleads guilty in pursuit north of Walla Walla

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WALLA WALLA — A local man pleaded guilty this morning in Superior Court to leading a police officer on a high-speed vehicle chase for several miles north of Walla Walla last month.

Jeremy W. Roe, 30, entered the plea to the charge of attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle.

He faces a standard-range jail term of three to eight months when sentenced. The prosecution is recommending five-and-a-half months, the midpoint of the range, and agreed to drop a companion charge of third-degree driving while license suspended or revoked.

Walla Walla police said Officer Kevin Braman on April 12 located a van — driven by Roe who had outstanding arrest warrants and a suspended driver’s license — and tried to stop it in the 1000 block of North 13th Avenue.

The van headed north on state Route 125 at a high rate of speed, then east on Bergevin Springs Road. Then Roe fled on foot through a wheat field.

Braman apprehended him about 12:20 p.m.

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