James Putnam Pleads No Contest To Three Charges
A Casper man admits there’s enough evidence to convict him of breaking into a house in order to elude police.
Thirty-seven year old James Putnam has pleaded no contest to charges of burglary, reckless driving and interference.
Prosecutors say in February, officers saw Putnam driving, and knew from previous encounters that he had a suspended license.
Putnam fled and eventually eluded police, but witnesses later told officers where he was.
He was tracked down to a home he had broken into.
Other people told police that their shoes were missing, and investigators determined that Putnam had swiped them, in order to disguise his tracks in the snow.
As part of a plea deal, prosecutors will seek no more than a three and-a-half to five year suspended prison sentence, with three years of probation.