A Charles City man will spend nearly six years in federal prison on a firearms charge. Twenty-two-year-old Franklin Foster pled guilty in June to being a felon in possession of firearms. Foster was arrested in April after fleeing police who were trying to stop him for driving with a suspended driver’s license. The chase went through three counties, with Foster committing several traffic violations and hitting speeds in excess of 95 miles-an-hour.
During the chase Foster called officers and threatened to kill them and then displayed weapons in a standoff after his vehicle was stopped before he finally surrendered to police. Officers found four stolen guns in the vehicle and he was convicted of second-degree theft in district court in Floyd County. He was sentenced to 71 months in prison on the firearms charge.