Man sentenced to 4 years in prison for gang-related stabbing

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian Breaking News Reporter

Published:

 

A 23-year-old man was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for a May 31 gang-related stabbing.

Bradley M. Solis, address unknown, had pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon.

According to court records, Solis was at an apartment in the 3200 block of Bridge Street in Vancouver when he told the victim that he needed to leave or there would be “problems.”

Solis, a member of the Norteno street gang who goes by “Ryder,” then stabbed the man three times in the abdomen, according to court documents.

Solis originally faced a charge of first-degree assault, but the plea deal included a lesser charge because of elements of self-defense, Solis’ attorney Tony Lowe said. When asked, he would not explain the incident further.

The stabbing occurred after Solis was released from prison on a 2012 conviction for making a bomb threat and making a false statement to a public official, records indicated.

“I’ve been in here multiple times,” Solis said to Judge Daniel Stahnke. “My daughter will be 8 or 9 when I get out. I’ve already missed a lot of her life.”