A South Sioux City man who fled to Mexico after being convicted of stalking charges is headed to federal prison.
25 year old Ralph Rogers fled the country after a jury found him guilty of interstate stalking and using a weapon to commit interstate stalking last year.
He was arrested in Mexico and returned to the United States.
Prosecutors say Rogers tracked his estranged wife's movements with a GPS device he had secretly placed on her car while she was at work.
When she drove to her new residence, Rogers, armed with a handgun, drove from Iowa to Nebraska, entered her home without permission, assaulted and pistol-whipped one of three people in the house, and transported her to Rogers home in Iowa where he further assaulted her.
Rogers was sentenced in Sioux City Federal Court to 57 months' imprisonment.
He's being held in the U.S. Marshal's custody pending transport to federal prison.