An Austin man who has pleaded guilty to crimes in two counties has been sentenced to additional prison time in Mower County District Court.  

32-year old Joshua James Allen was sentenced Thursday to eight years and eight months in prison, with credit for 542 days already served. Allen pleaded guilty to a charge of 2nd degree sale of drugs after authorities reported that he sold just over 28 grams of methamphetamine to a Confidential Reliable Informant, or CRI in May 2018.

That drug sale took place about a month before Allen was involved in pistol whipping a man, stealing his television, then leading law enforcement on a chase that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. He was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of 1st degree aggravated robbery and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle in Freeborn County District Court.