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A Saline County man has been convicted of fleeing and eluding after he led officers on a high-speed chase.

According to a news release from Saline County state’s attorney Jayson Clark, Jerry D. Leach, 47, of Harrisburg, was found guilty Thursday of a Class 4 felony charge of aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, and a Class A misdemeanor charge of driving while driver’s license is suspended.

The release said Leach led officers on a high-speed chase through residential streets in Harrisburg on Oct. 3, 2016 — he had warrants out for his arrest and his license had been suspended.

Sentencing for a Class 4 felony is one to three years, however the release said because of Leach’s criminal history the release said he qualifies for an extended sentencing range of one to six years.

Leach will be sentenced by Judge Walden Morris Aug. 29.

— The Southern

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Isaac Smith is a reporter covering Jackson County.

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