A man who faced trial for allegedly raping a woman with whom he was acquainted -- leading law enforcement authorities on a 100-miles chase into Barstow -- was sentenced to a two-year prison stretch Friday.
Bryan Mayo Tangas, 23, pleaded guilty just as his trial was set to begin July 3, a jury pool having already been assembled and voir dire (speak the truth) about to start.
Tangas, who had been facing a 10-year prison term if convicted, pleaded to a single felony count each of showing a disregard for safety and threatening or dissuading a victim or witness from testifying.
The plea agreement called for a maximum two-year term, according to court records.
Tangas must also attend a substance abuse program while in prison, pay court costs and restitution.
He must also submit saliva and blood for the DNA felon data bank.
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The alleged attack occurred Feb. 12 in the 32000 block of Dowling Court, in French Valley.