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Mitchell man gets jail time for escape from patrol car

A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to 100 days in jail and put on probation for four years for first-degree escape after fleeing from the back seat of a locked Mitchell police car on May 16.

A Mitchell man was sentenced Tuesday to 100 days in jail and put on probation for four years for first-degree escape after fleeing from the back seat of a locked Mitchell police car on May 16.

Roderick Rouse, 22, has been in Davison County Jail since the escape occurred. He was given credit for 41 days served and will be allowed to leave jail for treatment. Rouse was also fined $300 and will be required to enroll in the state 24/7 Sobriety program for at least six months after his release from jail.

Rouse was arrested after escaping from the back seat of a police car by squeezing through a small unlocked plastic window separating the front and back seats of the patrol vehicle. Rouse eluded law enforcement for about an hour before being taken into custody again near his residence at 901 W. Eighth St.

Rouse was ordered to pay $15 in restitution for breaking the small plastic door in the squad car, and told to write a letter of apology to the Mitchell Police Division.

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