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JC man sentenced to 10 years

JC man sentenced to 10 years

March 4th, 2011 in News

Cole County Judge Jon Beetem sentenced a Jefferson City man to 10 years in prison this week after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from him fleeing a traffic stop in September 2010.

Mitchell P. Gambow, 29, of 720 W. McCarty St., pleaded guilty to first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property and driving while revoked.

Police reported that when an officer stopped a 2011 Kia Sorrento for speeding on U.S. 54 West, "the suspect's door opened rapidly (and he) stepped out of the vehicle, turning in my direction wielding a knife in his right hand."

But Gambo dropped the knife when his hand hit the door. When the officer kicked the knife away, Gambow ran. The chase crossed Ellis Boulevard and ended in a parking lot, where the officer "actively struggled" with Gambow until assistance arrived.