August 23, 2018
FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND FELONY RESISTING A JAIL OFFICER WITH A WEAPON EARNS TRIP BACK TO STATE PRISON
On August 21, 2018, Hisrael Herrera Rodriguez, age 29, was sentenced to 2 years in State Prison after being convicted of Felony Domestic Violence and Felony Resisting a Correctional Officer with a Weapon in two different cases.
On July 20, 2017, Rodriguez was being held in the El Dorado County Jail. For unknown reasons, Rodriguez ripped the smoke detector from the ceiling of his jail cell. When confronted by correctional officers, Rodriguez became combative, refusing to re-enter his cell. A taser was deployed without effect and during the ensuing struggle, Rodriguez was able to wrestle the taser away from a correctional officer and unsuccessfully attempted to use it.
On January 15, 2018, while the above case was pending, Rodriguez and the mother of his 3 year old child engaged in a verbal argument. The argument began when the mother saw evidence that Rodriguez had used a belt to discipline their child and left a welt on the child's leg. Rodriguez became violent and threw the victim to the ground then punched her repeatedly; chipping one of her teeth.
These cases were investigated by the El Dorado Sheriff's Department and prosecuted by DDA Brett Swenson. Rodriguez was previously convicted in 2008 for Felony Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with an enhancement for Participation in a Street Gang. After failing to comply with the terms of probation in that case, he was sentenced to 8 years State Prison in 2009.