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.
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.