ADRIAN — An Ohio man pleaded no contest Wednesday to third-degree fleeing and eluding police and a reduced charge of first-offense operating while intoxicated, saying through his attorney that he didn’t recall the March 23 incident that led to his arrest outside an Adrian motel.
Jesse James Gannon, 23, of South Solon, Ohio, was taken to Hillsdale County after the hearing in Lenawee County Circuit Court to face charges related to a pursuit that began March 23 in Somerset Township. He was charged there with fourth-degree fleeing and eluding police, felonious assault, malicious destruction of police property, resisting and obstructing arrest, reckless driving and driving while license suspended. He is accused of ramming a Somerset Township police officer’s patrol vehicle during the pursuit.
Gannon’s sentencing in Lenawee County tentatively was scheduled for June 8, but Gannon’s attorney, Mark Mandell of Northville, and Assistant Lenawee County Prosecutor Charles Noe told Circuit Judge Anna Marie Anzalone that his sentencing in Lenawee County will be after his sentencing in Hillsdale County.
A charge of second-offense driving while license suspended in Lenawee County is to be dismissed at sentencing as part of the plea agreement.
Mandell told Anzalone that Gannon doesn’t remember what happened during the incident. Noe read from the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Department report to establish the basis for the plea. He said the pursuit in Lenawee County began in Rollin Township when he drove away from a traffic stop by a deputy. The pursuit made its way to U.S. 223 and…
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