A man tried and convicted in absentia in September was sentenced to more than 30 years in prison this week for his role in a home invasion.

Agustin Soto-Rivera, 37, was convicted of armed robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, burglary, kidnapping, marijuana possession and fleeing from law enforcement in a 2012 home invasion.

He was sentenced to serve 31½ years in prison.

Soto-Rivera and Rosario Ignacio Soto broke into a home where medical marijuana was being grown.

They stole the drugs, money and a cellphone, among other items.

The two fled after being released on bond. Police in New Mexico found them after their Pima County trial and returned them to Arizona.

Contact reporter Patrick McNamara at 573-4241 or pmcnamara@azstarnet.com. On Twitter @pm929.

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