- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - 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 (https://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.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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