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Tyler Will was sentenced to 230 days in jail Tuesday in Lincoln County District Court for theft by taking, criminal mischief and flight to avoid arrest.

Will, 18, accepted a deal and pled guilty to the reduced charges.

Will was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle on Nov. 29, after law enforcement tried to pull his car over.

Instead of stopping, Will led a high-speed chase that reached 154 mph at one point.

He was driving a vehicle that was taken from a dealership without permission.

Defense Attorney Amanda Speichert said her client is remorseful and takes full responsibility for his actions.

Will apologized to the court.

As part of the plea deal, Deputy Lincoln County Attorney Angela Franz recommended Will be sentenced to the time he’s already served.

Lincoln County District Judge Donald Rowlands agreed. He gave Will credit for 191 days in jail, plus 45 days at the Regional Center in Lincoln.

The six extra days were used to cover court costs, Rowlands said.

Will remains in jail. He also faces charges in Cass and Buffalo counties, according to Lincoln County sheriff’s records.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 7/19/2017
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