Man who led high-speed chase sent to prisonWORTHINGTON — Majuang Thomas Ojulu, 20, of Worthington, was sentenced earlier this week to 13 months incarceration after pleading guilty in April to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
WORTHINGTON — Majuang Thomas Ojulu, 20, of Worthington, was sentenced earlier this week to 13 months incarceration after pleading guilty in April to fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.
In March, Ojulu led authorities on a high-speed chases through Worthington, following a route that travelled along Minnesota 60, Interstate 90 and up Oxford Street.
After speeding through red lights at Humiston Avenue and McMillan Street, Ojulu drove his SUV through the four-way stop at Diagonal Road, plowing right into the trailer of a semi-truck that was in the intersection.
Ojulu took off on foot, running down Park Avenue. Officers caught up and wrestled Ojulu to the ground.
Authorities had been on the look-out for Ojulu’s dark-colored SUV in connection with several thefts that taken place the previous weekend. A passenger in Ojulu’s vehicle at the time of the crash stated the two of them had been in Sioux Falls, S.D., all night, where they had stolen beer and filled up with gas before driving off without paying.
On June 2, Ojulu was sentenced for a probation violation stemming from a 2009 conviction for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
At the time of the original sentencing, he was given a 21-month prison term, stayed on the condition he serve five years probation. That 21-month term was reinstated, with credit for 163 days served.
The 13-month sentence for fleeing a peace officer will be served concurrently with the probation violation.
With the credit for time served and possible good behavior days, Ojulu is scheduled to be released in November.
The sentence hearing took place in Monday. On Tuesday, Ojulu was charged with three misdemeanor counts of theft from February and March incidents.
He currently owes more than $9,000 in unpaid court fines and fees.