July 25, 2016

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Driver faces prison for police chase

MEDINA — A 40-year-old man who led police on a chase through Wadsworth in August pleaded no contest to felony charges Thursday.

David R. Jimison Jr., of 395 Broad St., Apt. A, Wadsworth, was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

David Jimison Jr.

He also pleaded no contest to two counts of receiving stolen checks and a count of credit card theft. All three charges are fifth-degree felonies.

Medina County Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler scheduled Jimison for a Dec. 12 sentencing hearing. He faces up to six years in prison.

Jimison is accused of driving away from police in a rental car during a traffic stop on North Lyman Street. At the time, the county sheriff’s office had a warrant out for Jimison’s arrest on the receiving stolen checks charge.

Police reported they stopped Jimison’s car with tire spikes, but he escaped into a nearby wooded area.

He was arrested 1½ hours later after residents reported Jimison’s whereabouts after police put out an alert via social media.

Jimison is serving a six-month jail sentence out of Wadsworth Municipal Court for failing to stop after an accident. His attorney said the municipal court case stemmed from the same incident.

Contact reporter Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

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Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.