Brownfield man gets 70-year sentence for jail escape

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by bigarrow, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. BROWNFIELD — A Terry County jury on Thursday sentenced an inmate, who made a jailbreak through air-conditioning ceiling vents in June, to 70 years in prison.

    Terry County and district attorney Ramon Gallegos said it only took about 15 to 20 minutes for the jury to find David Lee Rodriguez, 36, guilty of escape on Wednesday morning. The jury returned to the courtroom Thursday morning and decided on the 70-year sentence at around 11:30 a.m.

    Although escape is a third-degree felony, Rodriguez had two prior sequential non-state jail felony convictions, which increased the punishment range to 25 years to life in prison, Gallegos said.

    On June 28, Rodriguez and another inmate, Cornelio Zepeda Delgado, 23, climbed into the ceiling through the air-conditioning vents in their cell sometime between 1 a.m. and 2:15 a.m.

    Larry Gilbreath, Terry County sheriff, told the Avalanche-Journal in June that the men crawled through the ceiling, found their way to a plumbing closet and escaped through a door that had outside access.

    Delgado turned himself in the following morning, and officers arrested Rodriguez later that day at his girlfriend’s house in the 1400 block of Hester Street in Brownfield
  2. TraDaToR


    Incredibly escaping jail through air conditioning to end-up arrested at your girlfriend's house...:p
  3. Pekelo


    Now we just made sure he is going to try again....