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Charles City man gets prison time after police chase, stand-off

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A Charles City man who pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing firearms as a felon was sentenced this week.

Franklin Foster was sentenced to 71 months in prison on Tuesday for being a felon in possession of firearms. The Charles City man pleaded guilty to the charge on June 11.

The record from the sentencing hearing shows that on April 12, Foster led officers on a chase through three counties, all while running stop signs, going through ditches, driving on the wrong side of streets, driving through neighborhoods, and hitting speeds of more than 95 miles per hour.

During the chase, he called authorities and made threats that he would shoot officers.

Police eventually stopped Foster in Bremer County by using stop sticks to deflate his tires, but Foster pulled out weapons and engaged in a stand-off. Authorities were able to talk him down peacefully, and he surrendered.

He'll be in U.S. Marshal's custody until he can be transferred to prison.

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