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Three men sentenced in jail assault

September 22, 2018

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MOUNT VERNON — Three men have been sentenced in connection with an assault at the Skagit County Community Justice Center that left an inmate with fractures to his skull and ribs.

Court documents state the inmate was beaten in his cell for about 45 minutes on April 2. The next day, corrections deputies were told by a jail sergeant that the camera in the inmate’s cell was covered for about an hour after multiple men entered the cell.

Video from the jail was used to identify Adam J. Spry, 40, of Sumas, Matthew Robert Vasquez, 31, of Mount Vernon, Jose Armando Guzman, 24, of Mount Vernon, and three other men as suspects, documents state.

On Sept. 13, Vasquez and Guzman each pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and three additional charges from other cases. Vasquez was sentenced to five years, three months in prison, and Guzman to five years, seven months.

On Sept. 6, Spry was sentenced to five years, three months in prison after pleading guilty Aug. 23 to second-degree assault and three additional charges from other cases.

Spry, Vasquez and Guzman were each initially charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

The burglary charges were dropped as part of plea agreements.

Cases against the three remaining suspects — Alberto Ledezma, 41, of Mount Vernon, Eduardo Linares-Cervantes, 22, of Mount Vernon and Nathan Cory Strock, 30, of Sedro-Woolley — are pending.

Each has been charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

Strock is wanted on a warrant after failing to appear in court, while Ledezma and Linares-Cervantes are being held at the Skagit County Community Justice Center.

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