A Leavenworth man has been sentenced to more than a year in jail for fleeing and battering deputies.

A Leavenworth man has been sentenced to more than a year in jail for fleeing and battering deputies.

Timothy Lowe was sentenced Wednesday to seven months in prison, and he received two jail sentences of one year each. But he will receive credit for time he already has spent in jail while his case was pending.

District Gunnar Sundby said Lowe still has about 400 days remaining in his sentence.

Lowe, 25, was convicted March 23 in Leavenworth County District Court of a felony count of interference with law enforcement and two misdemeanor charges of battery of a law enforcement officer.

The charges stemmed from a May 26 incident during which two deputies from the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office attempted to arrest Lowe for an active warrant.

The officers met with Lowe at a Leavenworth residence. Lowe reportedly did not comply with the deputies’ directives. He elbowed one deputy and shoved the other officer into the direction of two toddlers.

Lowe then reportedly ran out the front door. The officers pursued him.

At one point, Lowe entered an open garage and hid. The grandson of the property owner alerted a deputy to Lowe’s location.

The deputy ordered Lowe to come out of the garage. Lowe exited the garage but took off running, according to a news release from the County Attorney’s Office.

The person who had alerted the deputy to Lowe’s location grabbed a metal flower pot and began using it to strike Lowe in the head while chasing after him.

A deputy eventually tackled Lowe and took him into custody, according to the release.

Lowe's attorney, Ben Casad, requested probation for his client during Wednesday’s sentencing.

“I think he is potentially a good candidate for probation,” Casad said.

Assistant County Attorney Joan Lowdon acknowledged that this case ordinarily would be considered “presumptive probation” under state sentencing guidelines. But the law allowed the defendant to be sentenced to prison because he was free on bond in another felony case at the time the crimes occurred.

“Mr. Lowe continues to have multiple cases pending,” Lowdon said.

Sundby sentenced Lowe to seven months in prison for the interference with law enforcement charge.

But Lowe has been in jail for almost a year as his case has been pending. And he will receive credit for the time he has served.

“So you’ve served the seven months,” Sundby said.

Sundby imposed a year-long jail sentence for one of the battery on a law enforcement officer charges. But he ordered it to run concurrent to the prison sentence.

After credit is applied for time already served, about 40 days of the sentence remain, Sundby said.

The judge also imposed an additional year-long jail sentence for the other battery charge. He ordered this sentence to run consecutive to the others. This increased the jail sentence to about 400 days.

Lowe can request parole from the balance of this jail sentence once his other cases have been resolved, Sundby said.

“I’m not saying I would grant it,” the judge said.

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