Two Sunnyside men are going to prison after admitting they assaulted a Pasco man and held him at gunpoint while demanding money.
David Gomez, 24, and Alejandro Jimenez Delgado, 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court.
Gomez was sentenced to a two-year term for second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, both felonies.
The prison term includes a mandatory 12 months for the deadly weapon enhancement.
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Jimenez Delgado got one year and nine months -- which also includes the one-year mandatory term -- for second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and third-degree assault.
The men originally were charged with first-degree kidnapping for a Jan. 4 incident, but the charges were amended as the case progressed and as a result of plea negotiations.
According to court documents, the victim reported being abducted at gunpoint while dropping off a car for an acquaintance he knew only as "Mauricio."
The 37-year-old man said he was thrown in the trunk of a gray or silver Chrysler 300 and his wrists were bound with duct tape and tied with rope. He was taken to a dairy farm in Sunnyside, where Gomez and Jimenez Delgado threatened to kill him if he didn't pay them or give them the title to a 1999 Hyundai he had dropped off, documents said.
The suspects allegedly had two AK-47-style rifles.
Gomez, known to the victim as "Fierro," was the driver of the Chrysler while Jimenez Delgado, who went by "Colima," was the passenger, court documents said.
The victim reported that he was taken to two different locations where the suspects said they were going to kill him, but the property owners said they didn't want the murder to happen on their property. He managed to convince them to release him with a promise to pay, and was released the next day, documents said.
Pasco detectives found a second victim, a 40-year-old man who said he went to an alley near the Pasco library to buy a vehicle sometime between Dec. 1 and Jan. 4. He eventually was confronted in the alley by Jimenez Delgado, who he said was armed with an assault rifle and tried to order him to get into his car, court documents said.
The man said he was able to escape and drive away, but not before Jimenez Delgado fired one round from his rifle, striking the passenger door behind the victim, documents said.
A third man, Mauricio Hernandez, briefly was charged with first-degree kidnapping. However, the case against him was dismissed in February without prejudice, meaning prosecutors can re-file.
Pasco Detective Kirk Nebeker had said in court documents that it appeared Hernandez, a mechanic, may have been the bait through his vehicle services to lure the victims to the location for Gomez and Jimenez Delgado to confront and extort for money.
Gomez and Jimenez Delgado were ordered to have no contact with Hernandez, 38, and the January victim for 10 years. Jimenez Delgado also was told not to contact the victim in the earlier incident.
Gomez's criminal history includes second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm and third-degree assault.
Jimenez Delgado has an alias of Alejandro Valle Vasquez, with a different age of 25, according to court documents. He didn't have any known felony convictions before this case, documents said.