KERENS–On July 29, Guadalupe Zuniga, 28, plead guilty to unlawful firearm by a felon, tampering with evidence and evading arrest in a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Zuniga lead police on a high speed chase on West 12th Avenue Feb. 23 after Corsicana Police officers attempted to stop him for a traffic violation.
According to reports, Zuniga threw a loaded AR-15 rifle out of the car window during the chase.
Zuniga had previous convictions for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Criminal District Attorney Will Dixon said he is glad to have Zuniga off the streets and it is clear he has not learned a lesson from his previous convictions.
“A violent criminal carrying a loaded AR-15 around in his vehicle is a dangerous situation,” Dixon said.
“For him to throw it out the window during a high-speed chase in hopes that he will not be caught with it shows just how little concern this man has for the safety of others.”
Assistant District Attorney Robert Koehl prosecuted the case.