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Chase Suspect Who Nearly Hit Officer Sentenced to Prison

A Dubuque man who nearly drove over a police officer during a high speed chase will be going to prison. 24-year-old Devonte Ellison has been given a seven-year prison sentence. Ellison had pled guilty to charges of Eluding and Assault on an Officer with a Dangerous Weapon. Those charges came as a result of a chase last July. That’s when officers tried to pull Ellison over near the intersection of 21st and White Streets in downtown Dubuque. But he refused to stop, leading officers south on Elm Street at about 50 miles per hour…double the posted speed limit in the area. Ellison eventually pulled into the Audubon Elementary School parking lot, and officers approached his vehicle with guns drawn. That’s when he backed into one of the squad cars, nearly hitting an officer before driving off again.

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