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Ceres man, 21, sentenced in road rage attack
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Charles Douglas Eldridge, 21, of Ceres, was convicted on May 16 of assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to six years in state prison.

Judge Ruben Villalobos handed down the sentence.

Eldridge entered a no contest plea and received a "strike" under California's Three Strikes law. Eldridge also admitted to an enhancement of personally inflicting great bodily injury upon the victim.

Deputy District Attorney Elaine Casillas prosecuted the case and detailed that on Halloween night last year, the victim drove to a birdwatching sanctuary in Modesto with four friends. After seeing another vehicle parked at the site, the victim drove away causing the tires to pepper a parked car with two occupants with gravel. The driver of the car that was peppered followed the first car at high rates of speed, running through stop signs and eventually blocking the victim's movement with their vehicle. Eldridge got out of the vehicle and began slashing a tire on the victim's truck before reaching through the driver's window and stabbing the driver numerous times in the torso and buttocks, causing great bodily injury.