Castro Valley man gets 10 years for shooting at deputies at marijuana house

Sebastian Ledwick, a 33-year-old resident of Castro Valley
Sebastian Ledwick, a 33-year-old resident of Castro Valley

OAKLAND (BCN) — A Castro Valley man was sentenced on Tuesday to 10 years in state prison for shooting at two plainclothes sheriff’s deputies while they were conducting surveillance on a suspected marijuana grow operation in West Oakland last year.

Authorities had allowed Sebastian Ledwick, 34, to remain free on bail even after he had pleaded no contest to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of carrying a concealed weapon for the incident on Jan. 28, 2015, but he was remanded into custody and taken to prison on Tuesday after he was sentenced by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Paul Delucchi.

According to Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly, two plainclothes detectives were conducting surveillance in the 1100 block of 28th Street near Adeline Street in Oakland at about 3:15 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2015, when Ledwick allegedly fired a shot into their unmarked vehicle, causing the deputies to flee the scene.

Kelly said Ledwick chased down the deputies, pointed a handgun at them and fired a bullet at them.

The bullet hit their car but they got out of the way and into a safe area, then came back and arrested him, according to Kelly.

No injuries were reported and the officers did not return fire, Kelly said.

The shooting left a bullet hole in the side of the deputies’ car, he said.

Investigators also recovered the handgun they believed Ledwick used in the crime, according to Kelly.

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