Patterson pleads guilty

A man who led police in a high-speed pursuit entered a guilty plea in the Knox County Circuit Court this past Friday.

On April 6, Gary Patterson, 51, of Barbourville, stood before Judge Michael Caperton for arraignment. Patterson opted to bypass the Grand Jury process and entered a guilty plea for first-degree fleeing or evading police.

Patterson signed a three-year diversion and agreed to pay $400 and $1,000 respectively in restitution to the Knox County Sheriff’s Department and the Barbourville Police Department for damages to vehicles during the pursuit.

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