Suspect gets probation for fleeing police
Published 7:52 am Tuesday, June 20, 2017
A 33-year-old Austin man was given three years and a day of supervised probation for taking officers on a chase while driving an ATV in March.
Jospeh Mallan was sentenced June 16 in Mower County District Court.
According to the complaint, on March 6, Mallan, wearing a red sweatshirt, was observed driving a tan four-wheeler on the 600 block of 11th Avenue Southwest and then through an alley on the 500 block. Mallean was facing a charge of driving after revocation.
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Officers caught up with Mallan in the alley but he did not stop and turned southbound on Fourth Street Southwest and eventually turned east on 16th Avenue. Sometime later, a four-wheeler was seen parked in a driveway on the 700 block on 11th Avenue Southwest. Mallan, who had mud on his boots and pants, and spatter on his face, met officers, saying many rode four-wheelers in the area. Officers felt the four-wheeler, which was cold and the mud spatter dried. However, an officer spied a four-wheeler under a tarp through a garage window which, upon inspection, was found to be warm and the mud on it, wet. A red sweatshirt was found nearby.