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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Fillmore County man with a penchant for police chases has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.

55-year-old Brian Rathbun received the sentence yesterday for his convictions on charges stemming from five chases involving law enforcement officers in Rochester, along with Olmsted, Fillmore, and Wabasha Counties dating back to the spring of 2019. The most recent incident involved a chase in Wabasha County last October.

Rathbun, who previously lived in Lewiston and now has a Wykoff address,  pleaded guilty yesterday to four felony counts of fleeing police and a felony count involving the illegal possession of a firearm or ammunition connected to the Wabasha County chase last fall. Rathbun's activities attracted statewide media attention last October after Rochester Police located him at the Willow Creek Campgrounds along Highway 63 South in Rochester and managed to trap him by blocking the only entrance and exit to the property.

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