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Man sentenced for leading police on a high speed chase through Rexburg

The man arrested for leading police on a high-speed chase through Rexburg will spend at least five years in jail for the crime.

Travis Castro was sentenced Monday to 12 years with 5 years fixed and 7 indeterminate for eluding police on a high speed chase, grand theft and possession of an illegal substance (methamphetamine). He is being fined a total of $5,000 for these crimes.

His driving privileges is also suspended for three years.

On August 18, Castro was being chased by police in a stolen pickup. The chase ended when Castro hit cars on Main Street turning his pickup on its side. A mother and her child were injured in the collision.

Castro is also charged with stealing guns from an Idaho Falls gun store. Police said Castro used the same pickup to break-in to Guns N’ Gear in Idaho Falls the week before. A number of guns were stolen from the store. This hearing date is pending.

In the courtroom, Castro apologized to his family and the community

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