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Fleeing police, Billy Jack Yancy drove a car early Saturday morning right into the backyard of a house at 420 East Second.

Yancy, 39, is wanted in Dawson County and has a history of drunk driving. At 1 a.m. Saturday, he was in North Platte, trying to get away from police. He was driving at a high rate of speed. The lights were off, according to the police report.

Yancy was headed north on Walnut St. He kept going when he reached the T intersection at A St., right into the back yard. He drove through a chain link fence; hit a tree stump, a swing set and several trash cans. He finally came to a stop in the backyard, and then he took off on foot.

He didn’t get far. Police apprehended him nearby, according to investigator Jason Gale.

Yancy was driving a 2003 Chevy Cavalier that belongs to Pamela Gammage of Prescott, Ariz., police said. The car sustained an estimated $4,000 in damages, and the fence and a tree in the yard were damaged to the tune of $300 each.

Yancy was charged with a series of crimes, including reckless driving, flight to avoid arrest and driving under the influence – 4th offense or greater. He picked up another charge for failing to submit to a breathalyzer test.

He was wanted in Dawson County for issuing a bad check, according to Dawson County sheriff’s records.

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. . . and in a plea bargain arranged by the County Attorney's office the home owner thanked Mr. Yancy for the landscape work and the police department apologized for interfering with his evening drive.

gyps - 9/1/2013 9:23:02 AM

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