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Arlington Woman Sentenced to 10 years in Federal Prison

FORT WORTH ­ Two people were sentenced in federal court Friday for charges related to a February police chase through Arlington and Fort Worth.

Kimberly Al-Homsi, 45, of Arlington, was sentenced Friday in federal court and will serve 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release after she leaves prison.

Her co-defendant, Yasinul Ansari, 19, of Arlington, was sentenced to more than three years in prison and three years of supervised release.

Al-Homsi and Ansari have been in custody since their arrest in February by officers with the Arlington Police Department and both pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

On Feb. 13, during the investigation of a possible aggravated assault, Arlington Police Department officers stopped Al-Homsi’s vehicle, but she sped away. She led officers from Arlington to Fort Worth, where she stopped on the southbound entrance ramp to Loop 820 at Rosedale Street. Ansari was a passenger in the vehicle.

Al-Homsi and Ansari were arrested after she told officers that there were three pipe bombs in a bag in the back seat of her vehicle. The pipe bombs were rendered safe. Al-Homsi told authorities that on Feb. 7, she and Ansari bought various items that they used to construct three pipe bombs and at one point, attempted to detonate one of the bombs. These three bombs, which were in working order, or could have easily been put in working order, were the ones that law enforcement found in her vehicle, the release said.

Comment: You’ll see no mention here that she was a regular attendee at mosques in Arlington. No mention of the fact that the first major event at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium was scheduled for that night. No mention of the fact that she was within 3 miles of the stadium when she got stopped. I know, you’re wondering why I’d even think these things could’ve had anything to do with her having THREE pipe bombs in her car, huh? —Dorrie