If Noe Colimas Valladares hadn't pleaded guilty he would have faced five years in jail.
  • If Noe Colimas Valladares hadn't pleaded guilty he would have faced five years in jail.
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Noe Colimas Valladares, 28, was sentenced to 180 days in local jail on Monday, December 11th. He was arrested in August after he reportedly entered a home in Escondido and was shot by the man who lived there.

The San Diego County Sheriff reported that Valladares invaded a home on Highland Valley Road after midnight on August 16, 2017. Deputies responded at 1:33 a.m. and found a husband and wife, 47 and 46 years old, outside their home. The couple’s two teenaged daughters were hiding in a room inside their home and were rescued by officers. Valladares, who reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds from the homeowner, was eventually persuaded to come out of the master bedroom.

Valladares was taken to Palomar Hospital, recovered from his injuries, bailed out of jail, and had been at liberty. He was taken back into custody when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor trespass on November 8th; Valladares was scheduled to go on trial that week.

There were at least four active court cases for Valladares, who has been described as a transient. In his plea deal the cases were bundled, and besides the trespass charge he also admitted disobeying a court protective order, vandalism, and resisting an officer. The sentences for all offenses are to run concurrently with the 180 days for the trespass deal.

On the plea-deal paperwork, the handwritten admission states: “Unlawfully and maliciously damage and destroy personal property not my own in an amount greater than $400. I did willfully and knowingly violated a court order and obstruct an officer during the course of his duties.”

The deal was signed by Valladares and defense attorney Julia Jara, prosecutor Garret Wong, and judge Harry Elias. The paperwork states that Valladares could have gotten up to five years of imprisonment for his admitted crimes.

In the deal, some of the charges that were dismissed included: stalking, two violations of a protective order, battery of significant other, two other trespasses, and one more for resisting a police officer.

Court files show two different, active court orders: these protect Valladares’s common-law wife and the family members who live in the home on Highland Valley Road at the outer edges of Escondido.

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Visduh Dec. 14, 2017 @ 7:34 p.m.

Under the circumstances, this looks like a smack on the hand for the offenses committed. Where's our tough-on-crime DA? AWOL? The def is lucky to be alive; once a homeowner or home occupant starts to spit lead, he usually doesn't just wound a burglar. It doesn't often occur, but when it does, someone usually dies.

My take is that far more serious crimes were committed, and that if they were pursued, he could have been sent up for many years, decades, or for life. Whazzup?

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jnojr Dec. 15, 2017 @ 8:48 a.m.

This state is full of people who would gleefully prosecute the homeowner for defending himself and his family while handing yet more passes to the violent attacker. I simply cannot comprehend the mindset of the voters in this state, and can't wait to get the hell out of it.

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AlexClarke Dec. 17, 2017 @ 10:07 a.m.

The moral of this story is if your home is invaded and you are forced to defend yourself make sure the perp is dead.

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jnojr Dec. 18, 2017 @ 9:37 a.m.

I wouldn't want to be defending myself in court and have a post like this show up...

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