Crazyboy sentenced to 10 more years probation for high-speed chase


Last updated 10/16/2020 at 10:09am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Jaylen Jake Crazyboy is escorted into state District Court for a sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Editor’s note: This version clarifies that the new sentence follows 10-year sentences issued Sept. 9.

A Havre man was sentenced in state District Court in Havre Tuesday to 10 years probation in charges stemming from a high-speed chase he led law enforcement officers on while awaiting sentencing in other cases including regarding a large burglary and theft ring in the area.

Jaylen Jake Crazyboy, who chose not to speak before his sentencing, was sentenced 10 years, all suspended, on a felony charge of criminal endangerment, and to 67 days with credit for 67 days served on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

The sentence will run after 10-year sentences issued Sept. 9.

District Judge Kaydee Snipes Ruiz dismissed the other 24 charges in the case at the request of the prosecution.

He is required to pay $6,944.08 in restitution plus a 10 percent fee, but the fees, fines and other charges were waived.

  Snipes Ruiz said it is in society's best interest for him to pay restitution. 

Snipes Ruiz said the court looked at Crazyboy's case closely, and said he has had 70 interactions with law enforcement since 2015.

Crazyboy turned 18 last year.

She said that is "the most I've ever seen" with adults or in youths.

"This needs to stop, this needs to end at some point," she said.

In the DUI sentence, Snipes Ruiz said the Montana Motor Vehicle Division probably won't give him his license back until he follows whatever they instruct him to do.

She said she hopes to never see him again and that his time spent at Pine Hills Correctional Facility is a fresh start for him.

Crazyboy was arrested Aug. 5 after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Havre while awaiting sentencing on the charges in other cases.

He was charged with fleeing or eluding a police officer, obstructing a peace officer or other public servant, driving under the influence, criminal endangerment, reckless driving, speeding on a local street, speeding on a state road, wrong way driving, stop sign violation, driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license, habitual traffic offender, violation of conditions of release, failure to obey a red traffic signal and two counts of "other - traffic crime."

After previously pleading guilty in plea agreements, Crazyboy, along with Fabian Joel "JuJu" Saddler Jr., each were sentenced Sept. 9 to 10 years with five suspended on charges related to the major burglary and theft ring.

Snipes Ruiz recommended Crazyboy be screened and placed in the Pine Hills Correctional Facility and Saddler be screened and placed in the Connections Corrections program.

The two were charged in multiple cases over the last two years including investigation of a string of burglaries. 

Under the plea agreement, Crazyboy pleaded guilty to one of 71 counts in one case, engaging in a continuing criminal activity and to one count in each of two other cases. 

Saddler pleaded guilty to one count in each of two of the three cases filed against him.


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