A Brownwood man who fled from an attempted traffic stop and ran into his home before surrendering to deputies was sentenced recently in 35th District Court to 17 years in prison on a drug charge.
    Brian Rodriguez, 29, pleaded guilty before Judge Steve Ellis to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and Ellis announced the sentence, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray’s office.
     Sheriff’s narcotics detective Robert Ramirez tried to stop Rodriguez’s car the afternoon of July 13, 2015, but Rodriguez fled, sheriff’s officials said earlier.
    Rodriguez refused to stop until he had driven into the driveway of his home in the 4400 block of Edgewood. Rodriguez ran inside, but came out with his hands up after deputies surrounded the home and called for him.
    Rodriguez said there was marijuana in his car, and Ramirez located the marijuana, 6.7 grams of methamphetamine, scales and packaging material, sheriff’s officials said.
    In other recent court cases, according to information from Murray’s office:
    Joe William Stephens pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver — drug free zone and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Stephens pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance — drug free zone and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    Michael Ross Burnett Jr. pleaded no contest to theft against elderly individual and forgery and was sentenced to four years in prison. Burnett pleaded no contest to theft against an elderly individual and was sentenced  to 12 months in state jail.
    Bobby Gene Harrwell Jr. pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearm by felon and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    Laura Leann Gregory, also known as Laura Gregory Thompson, pleaded no contest to theft — enhanced and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail.
    Danny Beach pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle and was sentenced to 12 months in state jail.