By Neal Putnam
A Lakeside man has been sentenced to 32 months in state prison after pleading guilty to evading sheriff’s deputies by driving recklessly following an incident in Ramona involving a gun pointed at another man and property damage.
Jarid Bernie Franklin, 23, asked for immediate sentencing from El Cajon Superior Court Judge Peter Deddeh after pleading guilty to the felony evasion charge on Oct. 4.
Deddeh dismissed charges of assault with a firearm, vandalism, attempted possession of a firearm by a felon, and felony assault, and gave him credit for already serving 81 days in jail.
Natalie Petronovich, 20, of El Cajon, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, in the same July 15 incident where she was arrested at Keyes Road and Creelman Lane. Deddeh dismissed a charge of acting as an accessory after the fact with Franklin.
Petronovich also asked for immediate sentencing, and Deddeh placed her on three years probation. He gave her credit for one day spent in jail with no further jail time.
Franklin and Petronovich were originally arrested on suspicion of robbery and vandalism, but a prosecutor said the crimes did not rise to the level of robbery. Franklin was charged with pointing a rifle at a Ramona man in his garage during a confrontation.
There was some property damage in the garage and both defendants fled. Franklin was arrested by deputies on Starlight Mountain Road.
A prosecutor said Franklin was on probation for residential burglary at the time. Deddeh imposed a two year concurrent sentence for violating probation by being arrested.