A man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for burglary and fleeing from officers in southern Leavenworth County.

A man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for burglary and fleeing from officers in southern Leavenworth County.

Jron Michael Williams, 30, Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court to 71 months, or five years and 11 months, for aggravated burglary and fleeing and eluding.

The charges stemmed from a July 17 incident.

Deputies from the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Evans Road east of Tonganoxie.

When officers arrived, a vehicle was seen leaving the residence. Deputies pursued the vehicle. The driver did not stop, but the car crashed near a creek, according to County Attorney Todd Thompson.

The driver left the vehicle, but Williams was located about 1.5 miles from the scene of the crash.

He later admitted to driving the car, which belonged to the owner of the home that was burglarized.

Williams also admitted to being a lookout for burglars, according to Thompson.

Williams pleaded guilty to the burglary and fleeing and eluding charges last month. A theft charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement, according to court records.

In court Wednesday, Williams received a 71-month prison sentence for the aggravated burglary charge.

District Judge Gunnar Sundby imposed a six-month sentence for the fleeing and eluding charge, but he ordered this to run concurrent with the 71-month sentence. This means Williams will serve both sentences at the same time.

As part of the plea agreement, attorneys in the case recommended that the sentences run concurrent.

Williams also was ordered to pay $2,318 in restitution.

When given the opportunity to speak, Williams indicated he did not wish to say anything.

Williams' attorney, Matthew Tilma, noted that his client had pleaded guilty in the case and taken responsibility for his actions.

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