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LIMA — A man who led police officers on two separate car chases, including one that ended with deputies shooting him, pleaded guilty Monday to charges.Scot Sprague, 41, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in marijuana and two counts of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. Sprague is scheduled to be sentenced March 23 and faces up to 16.5 years in prison.The charges were for three cases, two separate chases and for selling marijuana.Sprague was shot in the upper leg after an Aug. 23 chase that began in Allen County and ended in Hancock County. Sprague drove on the rims of his car for many miles until he crashed. Deputies surrounded his car and, when he jumped out, sprayed him with eight shots from close range. One shot hit Sprague in the upper leg. The two deputies, one from Allen County and the other from Hancock County, said they thought Sprague had something in his hand and feared it was a gun. The investigation showed Sprague had no gun, but the officers were cleared of criminal charges and in internal investigations, which focused on what the officers believed was happening and not what actually occurred.Sprague was released on bail after the Aug. 23 chase and led state troopers on a chase Nov. 12. Troopers tried to stop Sprague in Findlay, and he fled. The chase ended in Allen County after he drove over road spikes that flattened his car's tires. Troopers struck Sprague with a stun gun after he got out of the car.The marijuana trafficking case is separate from the two chases and occurred before the first chase. You can comment on this story at www.limaohio.com.






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