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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Thursday, March 6, 2014

High Speed Chase In Glenn County Leads To Oregon Man Pleading Guilty To Federal Charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Joshua Anthony Bond, 25, of Grants Pass, Ore., pleaded guilty today to illicit trafficking in controlled substances and being a felon in possession of firearms, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Willows office of the California Highway Patrol, and the Glenn County Sheriff's Department. Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Rodriguez is prosecuting the case.

According to court documents, on July 11, 2013, a CHP officer observed Bond speeding on Interstate 5 near County Road 57 in Glenn County. The CHP officer followed Bond at high speeds as Bond turned off the highway and through residential neighborhoods in Willows. During his flight, Bond threw a loaded .380-caliber handgun onto a residential street. Bond eventually lost control in a residential cul-de-sac; he was then taken into custody.

Law enforcement 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.

Bond is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley on May 22, 2014. The charges to which Bond pleaded guilty carry a possible sentence of up to life in prison. The plea agreement contemplates a sentence of 15 to 17.5 years in prison. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court at the hearing.

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Docket #: 2:14-cr-019
Updated April 8, 2015