Man pleads guilty to federal charges after Glenn Co. high speed chase

Mar 6, 2014 5:05 PM

An Oregon man who was arrested after leading officers on a high speed chase through Willows last July pleaded guilty to federal drug and weapons charges this afternoon.

A California Highway Patrol Officer attempted to stop Joshua Anthony Bond, 25, of Grants Pass, Ore., for speeding on Interstate 5 near County Road 57 in Glenn County on July 11, 2013. Bond turned off the highway and led the officer through residential neighborhoods in Willows at very high speeds. During the chase, Bond threw a loaded .380-caliber handgun onto a residential street. He eventually lost control in a neighborhood cul-de-sac and was taken into custody.

Officers seized a 9 mm sub-machine gun, a 12 gauge pump shotgun, various types of ammunition, 210 grams of methamphetamine, and two body armor plates.

He pleaded guilty to illicit trafficking of controlled substances and being a felon in possession of firearms.

Bond is scheduled to be sentenced on May 22, 2014. The charges carry a possible sentence of up to life in prison, but the plea agreement contemplates a sentence of 15 to 17.5 years in prison.


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