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Calvertville man to serve sentence on work release

Rusty Crowe

Rusty Crowe

When one of the men involved in the Calvertville chase through the woods was in court to be sentenced on Monday, he found out he will get to serve his time on work release.

Rusty Mason Crowe, 50, who lived in the Calvertville area of rural Bloomfield, was facing two criminal cases, both with felony counts.

Crowe signed a negotiated plea agreement along with his defense attorney, Deputy Public Defender Ellen Martin, and Chief Deputy Prosecutor Keven McIntosh and then Superior Court Judge Dena Martin ordered the Greene County Probation Department to complete a pre-sentence investigation and evaluate Crowe for alternative sentencing.

On Monday, Crowe pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine, a Level 5 felony, and a second count was dismissed along with the second case, filed as a result of the chase through the woods on the day of his arrest.

Crowe was sentenced to three years in Community Corrections with two years suspended – which he will serve on probation after he’s released.

He did not bond out of jail and was given credit for 52 days already served.

As long as Crowe remains eligible, he can serve his one year in the work release program.

Click here to find other stories involving Rusty Crowe with details about the two cases and the story of his arrest.