Iowan accused in chase gets federal prison time

Associated Press

CHARLES CITY (AP) — A man who police say led them through Floyd and two other counties on a high-speed chase has been sentenced to federal prison on a firearms conviction.

Twenty-two-year-old Franklin Foster, of Charles City, on Monday was given 71 months and must serve three years of supervised release after he leaves prison. He’d pleaded guilty on June 11 to being a felon in possession of firearms.

Authorities say the chase started April 12 after officers tried to pull over Foster because he was driving without a license. Authorities say he called dispatchers and told them he would shoot officers if they didn’t leave him alone. The chase ended with the use of tire deflators. Foster eventually surrendered.

Online court records say state charges stemming from the chase have been dismissed.

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