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Deputy gets 1-year suspended sentence in chase-related wreck

May 16, 2019

RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy whose vehicle collided with a motorist after running a red light during a chase has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

Deputy Sean Stoff was charged with misdemeanor careless and imprudent driving after the 2018 crash seriously injured 30-year-old Christopher Reed, of Raytown.

The Kansas City Star reports Stoff on Thursday was given a suspended one-year jail sentence and will be required to perform 40 hours of community service and attend traffic school

Investigators said Stoff, who still works for the sheriff’s department, was driving 71 mph in a 45 mph zone after the chase was officially taken off an emergency status. He was pursuing a vehicle believed to be attached to a warrant in a missing person case.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com