The Reading man who fled from Michigan to Tennessee is now headed to a Michigan prison.
The Hillsdale Daily News reports that 35-year-old George Brown has received a sentence of 23 to 48 months for absconding bond, and 28 to 90 months for third-degree fleeing and eluding police — the latter charge as a habitual offender, as this was Brown’s second such offense.
In February of 2019, Brown was on bond waiting for hearings in a case that charged him with carrying a concealed weapon, receiving and concealing a stolen motor vehicle, and receiving and concealing stolen property. He failed to appear for a court date, and police began to search for him. When they found him, they attempted a traffic stop, but Brown sped off.
According to WZTV, he turned up a few days later in DeKalb County, Tennessee, where he led local police on a miles-long chase with his 10-year-old son in the vehicle. Brown got into a wreck, then fled on foot through a wooded area to a private residence where he broke in and stood off with police in one of the bedrooms — all with his child in tow. Once he surrendered, he was booked in the DeKalb County Jail on multiple charges stemming from that incident. After he served his time there, he was sent back to Hillsdale County.
In April, Brown pleaded no contest to the Hillsdale County charges he was sentenced on, in a deal that dropped the initial charges he was facing before he fled the state.