A Polk-area man was sentenced this week to three years of probation following his guilty pleas last month stemming from charges filed after a police chase in Polk in early March.
51 year-old George Deemer III will serve consecutive one-year probation terms on counts of fleeing police, resisting arrest and the possession of drug paraphernalia. Deemer must also pay fines on another drug count and for driving without a license. Prosecutors did not pursue three assault charges against Deemer, including a count of assault on a police officer.
Polk Police had alleged that, when they tried to investigate Deemer’s activities in his truck along Route 62 north of Polk, that Deemer led them on a vehicle chase for nearly three miles. Officers said Deemer tried to drive through the woods, became stuck and attempted to flee on foot. He was also accused of striking an officer in the head with a duffel bag he was carrying.
Police say they had to subdue Deemer with pepper spray to bring the March 5 incident to an end.