Yolo County Gang Member To Serve 38-Plus Years

(The Associated Press)

June 8, 2010

WOODLAND, Calif.—A 22-year-old gang member from Woodland has been sentenced to 38 years and 8 months to life in prison after he was convicted of shooting a man during a robbery and threatening potential witnesses .

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig said Tuesday that Anthony Vasquez was sentenced on Friday. In March, Vasquez was convicted of robbery, assault with a firearm and attempting to dissuade a witness.

Authorities say in 2008 Vasquez arranged to buy marijuana from the victim and then shot him during the transaction. The victim survived.

Vasquez, a member of the Norteno Criminal Street Gang, spent six months on the run before being apprehended in a local hotel room.

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