VACAVILLE (CBS SF) – A convicted felon from Hayward was sentenced to federal prison for weapons violations, after he was arrested following a high-speed chase in Vacaville last year.

According to acting U.S. Attorney Phillip Talbert’s office, 41-year-old Eligio Nunez received a nine-year prison term after being found guilty for firearms possession. Nunez had been prohibited from possessing firearms after 10 previous felony convictions, prosecutors said.

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On August 7, 2020, Nunez led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen Lexus. He then abandoned the vehicle off Shelton Lane in Vacaville and ran to a nearby creek bed, where he was found by police.

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Prosecutors said during the time of the arrest, the car caught fire, which caused ammunition inside the vehicle to explode. Investigators found three handguns following the fire.

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Nunez had previous convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, being a felon in possession of a firearm, evading a police officer, along with drug trafficking, according to prosecutors.