Jamar Hayes was sentenced to 30 months in prison. STAFF

Springfield man who fled police at 100 mph sentenced to prison

Jamar Hayes, 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of failure to comply and was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months in prison by Clark County Common Pleas Court Judge Douglas Rastatter.

Police began their investigation in June when they were called by a neighbor on South Light Street because a man was forcing a woman into his car, according to a Springfield police report.

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“(The witness) stated the female was screaming ‘I don’t want to go,’” the report says.

Officers were able to catch up to the vehicle on West Pleasant Street close to Yellow Springs Street and using the witnesses’ description, was able to identify the man and woman, the report says.

“Officers got behind the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop,” the report says. “Mr. Hayes failed to pull over and passed the vehicle in front of him by going left of center.”

Officers said Hayes ran red lights and continued to pass vehicles by going left of center and got to speeds more than 100 mph. Eventually, according to the report, Hayes turned onto Possum Road where he almost hit a truck.

“At this point, the front right tire of Mr. Hayes vehicle blew out,” the report says. “Mr. Hayes then turned into Shawnee High School where he jumped out of the car and ran.”

Officers were able to catch up to him and make an arrest, the report says.

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In Clark County Common Pleas Court, a charge of abduction was dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to court testimony. Hayes’ defense attorney, Shawn Thomas, defended his client during his sentencing.

“He made a poor decision in the moment to avoid a problem but created more problems,” Murphy said.

He also said his client didn’t speed up to 100 mph until after he passed highly populated areas.

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