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Man sentenced to 12 years after eluding police, grand theft

A Boise Police officer was injured in the incident
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Posted at 4:00 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 18:00:12-04

BOISE, Idaho — A Boise man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on April 20 after a January incident that left a Boise Police officer injured. Lantz Reeves, 32, pleaded guilty in march to two felonies, fleeing or eluding a peace officer and attempting grand theft.

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Reeves admitted to evading police when officers tried to serve an outstanding warrant on him. While running from officers, he crashed his vehicle and then attempted to steal an occupied vehicle. A responding officer was hit and injured during the attempt.

Ada County District Judge Patrick Miller ordered Reeves to serve five years, with one and a half years fixed in prison for eluding. For the attempted grand theft charge, Judge Miller ordered seven years with one and half years fixed in prison.

These sentences are consecutive, so Reeves will serve at least three years fixed in prison before being eligible for parole.