BISMARCK, N.D. — A man who led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle and then escaped from a Washburn jail has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2rc8c5Z ) that 36-year-old William Rawson was sentenced Monday in South Central District Court after pleading guilty to 22 charges in three counties.
Rawson was arrested in August after he led police on a chase in a stolen vehicle and hid for several hours in a corn field.
He later escaped from the Washburn jail and barricaded himself at a trailer home in Mandan.
Law enforcement officers detonated flash bombs to force Rawson out of the home. Authorities say he then fled the residence and climbed a nearby tree where a fire truck was deployed to retrieve him.
Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com