OGDEN -- One of the last defendants accused in 2007's outbreak of gang shootings was sentenced Thursday to two years in Weber County Jail.
Adrian Alvarado, 30, was also ordered to pay $94,000 in restitution for his victim's medical expenses.
The mayhem between June and September of that year left three dead in half a dozen incidents.
Alvarado was arrested in January 2008 for his role in an Aug. 6, 2007, attack on a friend of Riqo Perea's.
Perea still faces trial in 2nd District Court and the death penalty for a shooting one day earlier that left two dead.
Police today still seek at least two, and maybe three, other men as Alvarado's accomplices in the abduction and shooting of Perea friend Paul Ashton, 29.
Ashton was taken from the 2800 block of Pingree Avenue, driven to the Ogden Industrial Park, beaten, shot several times, then dumped on the street. Alvarado was not the shooter in the case.
Judge Michael Lyon sentenced Alvarado to the jail term Thursday and restitution on charges of attempted murder and kidnapping.
Alvarado pleaded guilty to the charges reduced from first-degree felonies to second-degree felonies.
The judge expressed frustration he couldn't do more, saying he had agreed to go abide by the plea negotiation, which called for jail time instead of prison.
"The only reason I went along with the negotiations is because the prosecution said there were evidence problems with the case," he said.
The judge didn't elaborate, and officials afterward declined to comment.
Once Alvarado is out of jail, his terms of probation include curfew and no association with any gangs.
"If there is any deviation from these terms, as night follows the day, I will send you to prison," Lyon admonished Alvarado. "That's what you deserve. You got a break."