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Santa Barbara County Man Agrees To Six Year Prison Sentence For Armed Confrontation With CHP Officer

Posted on Thursday, September 5, 2013 2:12pm


A Santa Barbara County man is expected to get a six year prison sentence, after entering guilty pleas over an armed confrontation with a CHP officer.

Michael Ledesma had faced multiple charges from an incident in July of 2012, in which he was shot and critically wounded.

The Santa Maria man was in a car with his girlfriend when she called 911, saying that the Ledesma had threatened her, and her baby.

After a pursuit, Ledesma pulled over about two miles west of Los Alamos, on Highway 135.

A CHP officer says when he arrived, the man confronted him with a knife, forcing the officer to open fire.

Under the deal, Ledesma entered guilty pleas to three charges, and had additional counts against him dropped.

The plea agreement calls for him to get a six year sentence when he goes before a judge for sentencing in October.


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