Six years given in chase, wreck



A Dublin man who wrecked while eluding police in August, then fled the scene, received a total sentence of six years Thursday, but he’ll only have to serve 10 months if he abides by terms of probation.

Perry Dean Reese, 52, has been incarcerated since his arrest Aug. 28, so he only has about two months left to serve before he’ll be eligible for release.

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17 Responses to Six years given in chase, wreck

  1. Eddie

    March 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    And this is why people keep committing crimes. They should have to pull the entire sentence, especially if it’s not the first time they’ve done it.

  2. James W

    March 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Defendants are deliberately given extra time to be suspended so that they have an incentive to behave while on probation. Most likely the intended sentence was 10 months. That’s what he got. He was then given additional time so that if he misbehaves the Judge can make him serve part or all of the suspended time. The sentence is established by the prosecutors and judge. Then they simply add more to suspend for the reasons I just explained. This is the way it is done everywhere and it works very well.

    • Va Girl

      March 9, 2014 at 8:26 am

      If it works so well why the large percentage of repeat offenders for all types of crime? I promise you the 6 yr. sentence would have been a better deterrent.

    • Will

      March 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Let’s not forget that a longer sentence looks better on the prosecutor’s resume.


    March 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I agree with Eddie and VA girl. Who knows who the next victim will be—maybe you!

    • James B

      March 9, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      This was a victimless crime. HE was speeding. There was no accident, no wreck, no victim. 10 months is a long time for that. Too long

      • NC girl

        March 10, 2014 at 7:56 am

        He wrecked while committing a crime. Then he fled after the wreck. Eluding a police officer is a crime.

      • Smart enough to know better

        March 10, 2014 at 8:13 am

        Im smart enough to know better that when someone receives a sentence that long it means that something other than speeding took place. Come on James B. think about it.

      • Va Girl

        March 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

        Reese was trespassing at Carriage Hill Apts. while trying to set a woman’s car ON FIRE (who he was also stalking). When police arrived he fled while driving FIFTY mph through the parking lot! Then drove EIGHTY miles per hour down Alum Spring Road trying to allude police.

        Police later returned to the apartment complex and discovered a strong smell of gasoline or lighter fluid inside the he tried to burn that had a number of burned out matches on top of the car and inside.

        The man is VERY dangerous and yes…should be in jail for 6 yrs. to keep the public, and that poor woman he was stalking, safe.

        This wasn’t the man’s first run in with law. Here’s some more history on this “angel” and how well patrol system has worked for him:

        >>> Reese has a criminal history dating back to 2005 with the “vast majority” of the charges and convictions related to obsession with a female he was dating.

        >>>> Reese has been charged with stalking 10 times since 2006.

        >>>> Reese has four convictions for violation of a protective order.

        >>> Reese recently told a lower court judge he is an alcoholic and has bipolar disorder,

  4. Nicole

    March 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Actually he was around someone he was not supposed to be that’s why he took off. Has been an issue with him & this female for years. Yes there was an accident.

  5. Lola

    March 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I would imagine that the victim of the stalking does not agree with James. I bet she thinks there is a victim.

  6. concerned

    March 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    WOW! Who needs to buy a newspaper with Va Girl on the website. She seems to think that she knows it all as usual.

    • Va Girl

      March 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

      I’ve told you before concerned (since you’ve clearly forgotten), I do not believe I know it all. Anyone who does think so is pretty dumb. Simply searched SWT for the old article and copy/pasted. Appreciate you thinking I’m so brilliant though….and as far as knowing it all, you seem to think you are a mind reader. More interesting is your need to attack me instead of expression an opinion on the article itself. Strange indeed.

      • Concerned Citizen in PC

        March 13, 2014 at 12:40 am

        Well said Va Girl! Some people do not know how to open thier eyes (not even to read).

  7. Kay

    March 11, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Perry will not be able to be good during his probation period. He is a habitual stalker who has an obsession with women for the past 10 years. He will end up pulling his 6 yrs in prison. Just a fact.

  8. A mom

    March 11, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    And to think this man was shaping minds of our youth while employed at PCHS. Sad!

  9. E.W. Harless

    March 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Perry will be just fine when he gets out.
    He would be better off getting him a dog.

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