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September 28, 2012

Court sentences Granby man on substance abuse charges

JOPLIN, Mo. — A Granby man was sentenced to prison on Friday in Jasper County Circuit Court after pleading guilty a week earlier to charges of possession a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

Brian McCumber, 39, was arrested on the charges after a chase by Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies in June.

Officers said methamphetamine, components of a meth lab and a handgun were found when they arrested McCumber on June 19 after a chase that involved three law enforcement agencies.

McCumber on Friday was sentenced to four years with the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to resisting arrest and six years for possession of a controlled substance. A charge of unlawful use of a weapon was dismissed by the prosecution as part of a plea agreement.

Circuit Judge David Mouton said the sentence is to be served concurrently and that McCumber would be placed in a long-term substance abuse program while in prison. Mouton said he will receive reports on McCumber’s performance in the program, which will determine when he might be placed on parole.

McCumber fled from police and drove through several yards when officers attempted to stop him on a traffic violation at Lone Elm Road and Estate Lane near Joplin, according to a report by the sheriff’s office. The car then fled north on Lone Elm Road to Fir Road. A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper and Carl Junction police became involved in the chase before the vehicle came to a rolling stop in a ditch along Highway 43 north of Kafir Road. McCumber then jumped from the car and ran, but was caught after a brief foot chase, deputies said.

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Brian McCumber also faces charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and trespassing in Newton County in connection with an arrest that occurred in April, plus charges including driving while intoxicated as a persistent offender, driving with a suspended or revoked license and speeding in the wake of an arrest that occurred the previous November.

 

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