Posted: Jun 3, 2021 / 11:07 AM PDT
Updated: June 3, 2021 / 11:10 AM PDT
DOJ – Department of Justice
FRESNO, Calif. (KGET) – A Bakersfield man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a felon in possession of a firearm.
Miguel Alberto Burgos, 28, faces imprisonment for up to a decade and a fine of $ 250,000 at his September 3 hearing, according to a press release from the US Department of Justice in the eastern borough of California.
On January 18, an official stopped Burgos for traffic violations in Bakersfield, according to a notice. Burgos stopped and ran.
The officer pursued Burgos and brought him to the ground, but he freed himself and kept running, the release said. He was caught shortly afterwards.
Burgos threw a handgun with a high-caliber magazine during the chase. He is not allowed to own weapons because he was convicted of second-degree burglary in 2013.