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Jesse James Johnson

Laporte man on meth during high-speed chase, crash

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A Laporte man who led authorities on a meth-fueled high speed chase that resulted in a deputy's serious injury testified Monday he'd gotten up early that day to go to a methadone clinic for treatment medication.

Jesse James Johnson, 30 entered pleas to three charges stemming from the February incident in which his pit bulls attacked Dep. Dan May, seriously injuring him.

He likely will face 108 months in prison. Sentencing was set for July 16.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

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