Man Involved In February Pursuit With Police Gets Jail Time

An incident that resulted in a police pursuit through town has ended with a short jail term for the man involved.

Ronald D. Elkins, 34, of Aberdeen pleaded guilty to felony eluding law enforcement.

According to information from the police department released at the time of the incident, officers were called to a business in the 4200 block of Sixth Avenue Southeast on Feb. 22 in response to reports of threats being made. The suspect fled and was briefly pursued by law officers. Speeds reached 60 to 70 mph on snow- covered and slippery streets, according to court documents.

Officers discontinued the pursuit and later found Elkins on South Congress Street in another person’s home. Streets in the neighborhood were blocked off during the incident as police guarded the perimeter.

Elkins also pleaded guilty to felony abuse or neglect of an elder in a different case. That stems from an incident on Feb. 22 during which Elkins assaulted a person with a disability in the same home he had entered after the pursuit two days earlier, according to court records.

Elkins was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for 17 days served on each charge. He was also placed on probation for four years and fined $963.

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