Fugitive Terry Bryant will go back to Georgia, after serving time in Minnesota

Terry Lee Bryant, 32 of DeKalb, Ga., was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in prison Tuesday afternoon in Morrison County District Court in Little Falls.

Bryant pleaded guilty to two felonies: fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and criminal damage to property in the first degree. As part of the agreement, Bryant waived extradition and will return to Georgia after his Minnesota prison sentences are complete. Bryant had been held in the Morrison County Jail on a fugitive warrant since June.

On March 12, 2012, a Whitfield County Georgia Judge issued a warrant due to Bryant’s failure to register as a sex offender. More than a year later, on June 19, Randall Police Chief Charles Strack stopped Bryant for speeding. Bryant admitted giving the chief the name “Travis Dailey” because of the Georgia warrant.

When officers ran that name, a criminal data base revealed that was a known alias for Terry Bryant. When Bryant overheard a call for backup he realized that officers had figured out who he was and suddenly sped away leading officers on a chase at speeds up to 120 miles per hour. A few weeks later, on July 7, Bryant committed criminal damage in the Morrison County Jail, causing over $1,000 in damage.