HERMISTON, Ore. -- A Hermiston man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison Friday for a home-invasion robbery earlier this year.
Ramel Rodriguez, 31, previously pleaded guilty to four counts of first-degree robbery, one count of second-degree assault and first-degree burglary, and two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver, according to the Umatilla County District Attorney's Office.
Rodriguez was arrested Jan. 15, a day after he forced his way into a Hermiston home while armed with a gun. He robbed the four people inside and hit one in the head with a gun.
The next day, he fled from a Hermiston officer. Rodriguez crashed into another car and a fence before officers were able to arrest him, officials said.
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Rodriguez was sentenced to 13 years and three months in prison and is not eligible for early release, officials said. He was ordered to write a letter of apology to each victim and get anger management treatment.