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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 19, 2014

Convicted Felon Who Led Police On A High-Speed Chase Through San Angelo Is Sentenced To 63 Months In Federal Prison

LUBBOCK, Texas — A convicted felon who led police on a high-speed chase through San Angelo, Texas, earlier this year, was sentenced this morning, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.

James Allen Baimbridge, 31, of San Angelo, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 63 months in federal prison. Baimbridge pleaded guilty in June 2014 to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to plea documents filed in the case, on March 13, 2014, officers with the San Angelo Police department were in pursuit of the vehicle Baimbridge was driving. During the pursuit, Baimbridge threw his .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol, which was later recovered, from the vehicle. Baimbridge eluded the police and was able to run from his car; he was arrested soon thereafter.

The San Angelo Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated. Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise Williams, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lubbock, Texas, prosecuted.

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Updated June 22, 2015