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Sioux Falls man gets suspended prison term for 2-county chase

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A 20-year-old Sioux Falls man involved in a two-county chase with law officers last summer has avoided prison time.

Chase Stevens had been in jail for 168 days on charges of aggravated eluding, marijuana possession and simple assault after the June 3 incident that authorities say stemmed from his breakup with his fiancee. The Argus Leader reports that Stevens accepted a plea deal in which he will serve 12 more days of jail time, and a two-year prison sentence will be suspended.

Authorities say Stevens assaulted a man who came to his fiancée's aid, tried to ram a pickup truck she was in and led officers on a chase through Minnehaha and Lincoln counties before driving into a ditch.