A convicted felon who led police on a car chase through Kennewick in 2012 was recently sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison.
Roman Henry Estrada, 31, of Kennewick, was convicted of possessing a firearm and was sentenced to 91 months and 23 days in prison, Kennewick police Sgt. Ken Lattin said Tuesday.
Estrada -- a documented gang member from Southern California -- fled from police in a stolen car on Dec. 13, Lattin said. He was eventually arrested by Washington State Patrol troopers.
When investigators searched the stolen Honda Accord, they found a handgun on the driver’s side floorboard, Lattin said. The gun was stolen during a residential burglary in Kennewick.
Estrada’s case was forwarded to Michael C. Ormsby, the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington.
Ormsby’s office routinely handles local cases involving felons in possession of firearms, Lattin said.