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Man Who Led Officers On High Speed Chase Sentenced To Prison

A 30-year-old man from Red Bluff has been sentenced for just a few of the very long list of charges he faced. James Johnson was arrested by Red Bluff Police last August. Dispatchers got a 9-1-1 hang up call in the middle of the night from a unit at the Vista Ridge Apartments. That particular apartment had ongoing domestic violence issues involving Johnson, so multiple officers headed over to check it out. As officers were arriving in the area they saw Johnson’s red Honda leaving the apartments so they tried to make a traffic stop. Johnson fled at up to 80 miles an hour on Luther Road, running stop signs and red lights, then on Baker Road at 85 miles an hour. After traveling down Plymire Road Johnson led the chase onto a dead-end street, then ran into a house to hide. The house was occupied but the residents did not know their surprise visitor. Johnson was found and arrested. Nobody was hurt. A gun was found in the street that police say Johnson had discarded during the chase. On another occasion Johnson was pulled over and gave a false name. He was in possession of Heroin and a loaded gun. Johnson’s been sentenced to 4 years 4 months in state prison.