June 18, 2004 Posted by Daryl Johnson in Wanted/Extremist Fugitives

SAN FRANCISCO, [CA]—Ronald Stanley BRIDGEFORTH is wanted for his alleged involvement in attacks on law enforcement officials in California, including the August 29, 1971, attack on San Francisco's Ingleside Police Station in which a Police Sergeant was shot and killed. Law enforcement investigation determined that this act of violence was committed by members of an extremist group known as the Black Liberation Army (BLA). BRIDGEFORTH was alleged to be a member of the BLA. On November 5, 1968, in South San Francisco after attempting to purchase merchandise with a stolen credit card, BRIDGEFORTH pulled out a revolver during questioning and fled the area. A pursuit ensued, followed by a gun battle in which BRIDGEFORTH was wounded. He was taken into custody and charged with attempt to kill a public official and assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon. He pled guilty to these charges and was ordered to appear in court for sentencing on April 11, 1969. BRIDGEFORTH failed to appear for sentencing and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. A federal arrest warrant was issued in the United States District Court, Northern District of California, San Francisco, California, on June 18, 2004, charging BRIDGEFORTH with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. View More>>

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