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Santa Rosa man sentenced in gang-related parking lot attack

A 22-year-old Santa Rosa man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison Friday in connection with a gang assault on several young men in May 2011.

Rudy Flores was ordered to spend 11 years and 8 months in prison after his conviction on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with gang enhancements, according to a statement by the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office.

Flores and five others were arrested in June of 2011 in connection with an attack on at least three other young men that began in a Safeway parking lot on Marlow Road and continued to a Shell gas station across Guerneville Road.

One victim was stabbed several times and suffered a ruptured eyeball when a paving stone was thrown down on his head while he lay on the ground, prosecutors said. Another victim was slashed with a knife and received a large gash on his back. The third victim was assaulted with a tire iron.

Also arrested in connection with the case were Jaime Bermudez Jr., 19, of Windsor and Santa Rosa residents Christian Israel Sotelo, 25; Andy Madrigal, 20; Arturo Cortes Arevalo, 22; and William James Landrum, 21.


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