Stanley County Man Pleads Guilty To Eluding Police At 110 MPH

(KCCR) — A rural Stanley County man has admitted to his role in a high-speed chase with area law enforcement. Stanley County State’s Attorney Tom Maher says 21 year-old Jonathan Gruba entered guilty pleas during his arraignment on multiple charges in Stanley County Circuit Court. Gruba admitted to fleeing from police from a convenience store parking lot while with a passenger who was a fugitive. Gruba sped south through Fort Pierre then onto South Dakota Highway 1806 toward the Lower Brule Indian Reservation. Maher says evidence in the case indicate Gruba passed vehicles and drove in on-coming lanes of traffic at speeds over 110 miles per hour as law enforcement attempted to pull him over. Gruba was arrested February first on the charges. He pled guilty to Aggravated Eluding, Obstructing Law Enforcement and Driving with a Suspended License. Aggravated Eluding is a Class 6 Felony with a maximum penalty of two years in prison and/or a four-thousand dollar fine. Obstructing a Law Officer is a Class 1 Misdemeanor with a year of prison and/or two-thousand dollar fine. Driving under Suspension is a Class 2 Misdemeanor with a punishment of 30 days in jail and a 500-dollar fine. Judge Patricia DeVaney ordered a presentence investigation and set sentencing for May 21st.