WORTHINGTON — A Des Moines, Iowa man was sentenced last week to serve 180 days in jail for his involvement in a January 2018 high-speed chase that began near Worthington and ended on south of Lakefield.
Jeffrey Brown, 31, was the final of three co-defendants involved in the high-speed pursuit to be sentenced. Brown pleaded guilty and was sentenced to felony first-degree possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
He was also sentenced to four years in prison, which will be stayed pending successful completion of his seven-year supervised probationary term. He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, a portion of which may be satisfied by community work service. Two other charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
Brown and co-defendants Brandon Boone and Andrew Bjorkstand were arrested Jan. 25, 2018 after their vehicle was immobilized in a ditch near Minnesota 86 south of Lakefield. Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a loaded handgun magazine were discovered in the vehicle.
Boone, who was the driver of the vehicle, claimed much of the responsibility during his August 2018 sentencing, stating that Brown and Bjorkstrand got caught up in the incident that he caused. Boone was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison. Bjorkstand was sentenced to just more than three years in prison.
A felony fugitive from justice charge was also recently filed against Brown, who is wanted for allegedly violating the terms of his conditions in a Polk County, Iowa theft case.