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Convicted felon gets 5 years for failed flight
Crashed into patrol car after chase on stolen motorcycle
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Forsyth County News

A repeat offender will serve five years in prison for an attempt to escape sheriff’s deputies on a stolen motorcycle.

David Emory Castleberry, 30, pleaded guilty in Forsyth County Superior Court to two counts of theft by receiving and one count each of driving under the influence of drugs and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer.

Castleberry, a Forsyth County resident, was arrested Feb. 6 after he sped away from a sheriff's deputy who recognized the motorcycle as possibly stolen and attempted to stop him.

The chase ended when Castleberry rear-ended the back of a patrol car parked at Spot Road and Hwy. 9, ahead of the pursuit.

He was taken to an area hospital and treated for his injuries before being booked into the jail.

The charges for theft by receiving were for possession of the stolen motorcycle and a police scanner.

Superior Court records show that Castleberry was on probation at the time of the crash for felony theft by receiving of a stolen motorcycle.

He had been sentenced Dec. 7, 2012, to three years and six months of probation after pleading guilty.

Castleberry was sentenced last week as a repeat offender, which means he had been convicted of three of more felonies.

The repeat offender status will require him to serve the maximum time without the possibility of parole.