PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man who cut off his GPS ankle monitor when told a jury reached a verdict in a drive-by shooting case was sentenced to 15 years in prison and another year for crimes he committed during his trial.
The case began on May 31, 2018 when Jose Luis Berumen-Carlos fired 4 shots at the North Plains home his ex-girlfriend was in. The woman told investigators she feared Berumen-Carlos was following her. They later found a GPS tracker underneath the hood of her car.
When he was arrested a short time later, the GPS tracker was also found on his cell phone.
After a 4-day trial, a jury convicted him February 1, 2019. He was out on bail at the time of his trial but wearing an ankle monitor. When he learned the jury reached a verdict, he cut off his monitor and fled.
In March, he was arrested in Multnomah County and charged with other crimes during his escape from justice.
The cases wrapped up when Berumen-Carlos pleaded guilty to failing to appear and for first-degree theft in Washington County while he was on the run. He was sentenced to 13 months for those crimes.
The jury convicted him of 2 counts each of attempted assault with a firearm, unlawful use of a firearm, reckless endangerment, theft of a firearm plus single counts for unlawful use of a GPS device, unauthorized use of a car and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
He was then transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentences.