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Elko man gets 12 years in prison for kidnapping 2 women

July 3, 2019

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 22-year-old Elko man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his part in the kidnapping of two women that sparked a manhunt and high-speed chase last summer.

John Glenn Hebel pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to commit kidnapping, assault with a deadly a weapon and eluding an officer as part of a plea agreement.

The Elko Daily Free Press reports he was on probation related to drug and stolen property charges for a few months when he and two other suspects allegedly abducted the women and later released them.

Hebel’s lawyer blamed his actions on drug abuse dating to a young age.

Hebel apologized to the victims at Monday’s sentencing. Judge Nancy Porter said she believed he was remorseful but that his crime endangered the community.

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Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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