YAKIMA, Wash. — The second suspect in a home invasion-style robbery last year in Toppenish was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison.
The case stemmed from a confrontation last May at a home in the 900 block of Madison Avenue.
Police said Horsley T. Sohappy, 25, of Toppenish and another man apparently knew people there and had been allowed inside when they suddenly pulled weapons and began robbing the occupants.
Police said Sohappy was armed with a 20-gauge shotgun, while his partner, identified as Jesus Manuel Garcia, was armed with a large knife.
The two were found hiding in an upstairs bathroom of the home after one of the occupants escaped and summoned help.
Garcia, 28, pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in the case last year and was sentenced to 5½ years in prison. Prosecutors said Sohappy got a longer sentence because he had a much longer record. That record includes a 2005 incident in which he tried to make another man remove a red T-shirt at knifepoint and a purse-snatching in the parking lot of a grocery store in which he pulled a knife on a bystander.
Last week, another Toppenish home invasion case was resolved with a 13-year sentence for suspect Calvin Jace Moore, 24, stemming from a robbery last June on Adams Avenue.