Man sentenced in resisting arrest case

Mark Young

JEFFERSON — A man who ran from deputies trying to arrest him while holding his pants up because his belt wasn’t tight enough received fines and jail time Monday.

Mark Young, 33, of Jefferson, was sentenced by Eastern County Court Judge Harold Specht to 90 days in jail, one year of probation and $100 in fines on a charge of resisting arrest. Young received 70 days credit for time already served and his sentence will run concurrent with another case for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle where he received 180 days in jail with credit for 90 days served, according to the court.

Young was arrested Sept. 10 on warrants and charges of possession of drug abuse instruments and resisting arrest, according to a police report.

The sheriff’s office was called to a home in the 3000 block of East Union Road just before 10:30 p.m. where Young, who the report states had multiple arrest warrants and is a suspect in multiple theft cases, had been dropped off by someone.  Young was reportedly unwelcome at the home and on the porch trying to get inside.

When a deputy arrived, Young ran from the porch and he continued running when he was ordered to stop.

Young appeared to be holding something at his waistband during the chase and he ran into an area of garbage and a field behind a barn. Young then ran into the barn as a deputy waited for backup to arrive, the report states.

Young then tried exiting the barn and the deputy ordered him at gunpoint to get on the ground. Young didn’t fully comply with the order and he resisted arrest, the report states.

After several minutes of resisting he was handcuffed and the deputy found suspected drug paraphernalia.

When asked what he had been holding at his waist line, Young reported that he had been trying to hold his pants up while running because his belt wasn’t tight enough.

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