Damm Gets Five Years After Taylor Springs Chase

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A man who led police on a motorcycle chase through Taylor Springs two weeks ago was sentenced to prison on Thursday, June 27, on charges stemming from the chase.

Aaron A. Damm, 48, of Virden, was sentenced to five years in prison on felony charges of possession of methamphetamine and aggravated fleeing and eluding police, according to Montgomery County State's Attorney Bryant Hitchings.  According to the plea agreement presented by Hitchings and defense attorney Erin Mattson in front of Judge Jim Roberts, Damm was sentenced to two years on the meth charge and three years on the aggravated fleeing charge, to run consecutively.

Damm had been arrested on June 16 after his motorcycle crashed during a chase through Taylor Springs.  According to Hitchings, he had also been arrested in Litchfield in February for meth possession, and in December in Litchfield for battery.  

He was sentenced to 180 days in county jail and ordered to pay fines and costs in the battery case.

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