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Man sentenced to prison after attempting to elude police

May 29, 2008

A man who attempted to elude police in March by jumping from his moving car was sentenced Wednesday to a year of jail time, Washington County District Court records show.

Tavares Kiyum Rudolph, 30, of Landover, Md., pleaded guilty to attempting to elude police and driving on revoked license and privilege, court records show.

Washington County District Court Judge Ralph H. France II sentenced Rudolph to concurrent one-year sentences for each offense, with credit for the 71 days Rudolph had already served. Court costs and fines were suspended due to indigency.

Hagerstown Police Officer C.J. Mikash wrote in charging documents that Rudolph sped away when he tried to pull him over just after 1 a.m. March 18.

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As Mikash chased the fleeing car on West Baltimore Street, it became airborne, rising about 4 feet in the air as it crossed Summit Avenue, Mikash wrote. Rudolph jumped from the car, rolled and ran, while the car crashed into the back of a building at the intersection of West Baltimore Street and South Potomac Street, Mikash wrote.

Other charges, including DUI, carrying a concealed weapon, and failure to stop after an unattended property damage accident, were dropped, court records show.

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