Gary Eugene “Boots” Pearson, 48, of Kennesaw entered his plea after Assistant District Attorney Marty First rested his case in what had started Monday as a jury trial.
Pearson pleaded guilty to four counts of fleeing/attempting to elude an officer, one count of theft by receiving and one count of violating Georgia’s Controlled Substances Act by possessing less than one ounce of marijuana.
The case stemmed from Oct. 8, 2009, when Acworth Police saw Pearson driving a stolen truck.
Chief Magistrate Frank Cox, sitting as a Superior Court Judge, oversaw the trial. After Pearson entered his plea, Judge Cox sentenced him to serve 10 years in prison, to be followed by five years on probation.
He was sentenced as a recidivist after ADA First showed the court that Pearson has nine prior convictions on a variety of felony charges in Georgia.
Pearson was represented by Marietta attorney Sandy Rice.
— From staff reports