EAGLE, CO (The Vail Daily) – A suspected member of the MS-13 gang will spend six years in prison for beating his girlfriend.
Milton Perez-Rodriquez, 36, was arrested in Vail on New Year’s Day 2019.
While driving a vehicle, Perez-Rodriquez hit his victim four times in the face — apparently without provocation — knocking her unconscious, according to Vail police reports. When the pair returned to the Vail residence of Perez-Rodriquez, the woman was able to flee and called the police.
Police and paramedics were on the scene in moments. Police arrested Perez-Rodriquez, while paramedics attended to the woman and transported her to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries.
Perez-Rodriquez pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and causing serious bodily injury, a Class 4 felony. He was sentenced in District Court this week to six years in state prison and three years of parole.
Law enforcement authorities say they believe Perez-Rodriquez to be a citizen of El Salvador who has ties to Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), a street gang based in El Salvador that operates criminal enterprises throughout the United States.
Perez-Rodriquez is the second alleged MS-13 gang member that local authorities have dealt with this year.