Geoffrey Ford faces more court cases here and in San Luis Obispo County

A fugitive wanted on numerous warrants out of San Luis Obispo County who was arrested by Taft Police at the end of a high speed pursuit received a two-year jail or prison sentence.

Geoffrey Dean Ford received his sentence on Wednesday, his 31st birthday.

He will get credit for 73 days time served -- 37 days actually served and 36 days of good time.
Ford has been in custody since he was arrested by Taft Police early on July 31 after a car chase that started in eastern South Taft and ended a few minutes later near the intersection of North Lincoln Street and Midway Road after reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Ford pleaded no contest to one count of felony evading police in a vehicle.
He still faces more legal troubles.

He is awaiting sentencing for a no contest plea to second degree burglary out of Bakersfield.

And, when he's done with his cases in Kern County, San Luis Obispo County has 13 felony warrants for his arrest, including 12 for burglary.

SLO County Sheriff's Spokesman Tony Cipolla said Ford is wanted in connection with a series of break-ins at wineries where cash was stolen.