A Burnsville man who led local deputies on a pursuit in a stolen dump truck was sentenced to prison in McDowell County Superior Court.

Cody Edward Clymer, 32, of Lawhern Lane in Burnsville was found guilty of two counts of larceny of a motor vehicle and one count each of fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle and injury to real property. He was sentenced to eight to 19 months in prison consecutive to previous judgment, must pay $4,000 total restitution to the victims and must pay a court-appointed attorney $390.

On Oct. 27, 2018, Lt. Burlin Ballew of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office responded to Quality Stone, on U.S. 221 North in Marion, where employees found that a 2009 Dodge Ram dump truck had been stolen from the business. Near where the Dodge Ram had been sitting, they discovered a 2007 Chevrolet truck, owned by Duncan’s Garbage Service, which had been reported stolen from RDM Electronics on Harmony Grove Road in Nebo earlier in the day.

While Ballew was taking the report, someone spotted the stolen dump truck traveling on Old Highway 10 East toward Nebo. The lieutenant drove in that direction, spotted the truck and attempted to stop the driver, later identified as Clymer.

Clymer sped up in the truck, leading the deputy on a short pursuit before ramming through a gate at the end of Upton’s Landing Road and slamming into a dirt bank. The suspect then fled on foot into the woods. A search ensued, and, after about 1 ½ hours, Clymer came out of the woods and was apprehended by an off-duty officer. He was taken into custody under a $47,500 bond and indicted in January of this year.

Clymer currently has numerous pending charges in Yancey County following a string of larcenies and vehicle thefts between Aug. and Oct. 2018. His next court appearance in Yancey County Superior Court is scheduled for April 23.

The following cases were heard in McDowell County Superior Court during the week of March 25:

• Dennis Lynn Conner, 55, of Caraway Drive, Marion, was found guilty of probation violation. He was sentenced to seven days in jail and given credit for one day time served. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $90.

• Gabriel Alexander Duran, 27, of US 221 North, Marion, was found guilty of misdemeanor larceny and failure to appear. He was given credit for 11 days time served and received a 45 day suspended sentence. He must serve 12 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $510. He must pay court costs.

• Deondra Gaines, 35, of Patches Drive, Marion, was found guilty of two counts of felony serious injury by vehicle. She was given a 16 to 29 month suspended sentence and must serve six months active. She must serve 30 months of supervised probation. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $870. She must pay court costs.

• Clint Wayne Hicks, 27, of Lake Mountain View Drive, Marion, was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. He was given a six to 17 month suspended sentence. He must serve 30 months of supervised probation. He must pay $480 total court-appointed attorney fees. He must pay court costs.

• Ashley Renee Johnson, 32, of Moody Town Road, Marion, was found guilty of probation violation. Her probation was revoked. She was sentenced six to 17 months in prison. She was given credit for 34 days time served. She must pay a court-appointed attorney $120.

• Kristen Lee, 44, of Hiwassee Street, Murphy, was found guilty of driving while impaired and habitual felon. She was sentenced 15 to 27 months in prison.

• Thomas Christopher Mauk, 34, of Providence Church Road, Marion, was found guilty of probation violation. He was given credit for 158 days time served. His probation was extended 36 months. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $300.

Mauk was also found guilty of assault inflicting serious bodily injury. He was given a 21 to 35 month suspended sentence and must serve four months active consecutive to previous judgment. He must serve 60 months of supervised probation. He must pay $11,618.80 restitution to the victim. He must not have contact with the victim. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $810. He must pay court costs.

• Kristopher James Newman, 35, of Franklin Avenue, Marion, was found guilty of two counts of probation violation. For each count, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $90.

• Crystal Lynne Newton, 35, of Clark Loop, Morganton, was found guilty of conspiracy to traffic between 28 to 200 grams of methamphetamine. She was sentenced 70 to 93 months in prison consecutive to previous judgment. She was fined $50,000.

• Chanda Marie Rumfelt, 31, of Moffit Hill Road, Old Fort, was found guilty of two counts of probation violation. Her probation was revoked. For each count, she was sentenced six to 17 months in prison. She was given credit for 126 days time served.

• Billy Joe Sanders, 48, of Hogan Drive, Old Fort, was found guilty of probation violation. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail.

• Jeremy Scott Smith, 34, of Candee Acres, Marion, was found guilty of probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was given credit for 30 days time served. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $180.

Smith was also found guilty of possession of methamphetamine. He was given a seven to 18 month suspended sentence. He must serve 36 months of supervised probation. He must pay a court-appointed attorney $420. He must pay court costs.

• Josue Jeremias Umana, 23, of Tunnel Road, Marion, was found guilty of felony probation violation. His probation was revoked. He was sentenced 19 to 32 months in prison and was given credit for 208 days time served.

Umana was also found guilty of three additional counts of probation violation. For each count, his probation was extended two years.

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