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Man who led police on 100-mile car chase sentenced to prison


A 40-year-old Wyoming man was sentenced on Wednesday to 3-5 years in prison for having a gun while leading law enforcement officers on a 100-mile car chase last fall that ended near Sidney.

In a deal struck last month, Joseph Mladenik pleaded no contest to possession of a firearm while committing a felony and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, both felonies, and refusing to submit to a blood-alcohol content test, a misdemeanor.

On Wednesday, Cheyenne County District Court Judge Derek Weimer ordered Mladenik to serve 2-4 years for possessing the gun, 1 year for the car chase and 90 d...

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