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High-speed chase felon sentenced to jail


January 31, 2019

Photo courtesy Crook County Sheriff's Office

Christopher Nesius.

At the end of a harrowing afternoon of victim impact statements and tears on both sides of the courtroom, Christopher Nesius of Wheatland was sentenced on Wednesday to spend up to 23 years in jail for aggravated assault and causing serious bodily harm while driving under the influence. Judge Michael Deegan also ordered him to pay approximately $330,000 in restitution to the victim.

In October, a jury found Nesius guilty on both felony charges, as well as three misdemeanors. The trial related to a high speed chase that took place in July, 2017, when Nesius eluded law enforcement after being...

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