Kidnapper gets 18 years in prison

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A Parker man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for a kidnapping on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation in 2014.

Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old William James Gilchrist on Monday received a 213-month prison term, followed by five years of supervised release.

Gilchrist had previously pleaded guilty to kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Gilchrist unlawfully entered the home where the victim was staying on August 3rd, 2014.

He was accused of threatening her with knives and demanded the PIN number to her bank card.

Gilchrist bound the victim’s ankles and wrists, put her in her vehicle and tried to drive her to the bank to empty her account.

The victim fought back and escaped, despite being stabbed several times by Gilchrist.

5 comments

  1. I dnt think ur comments are necesary. This article is jus to aware the community of. Not for ur judgments an negativity. I personally was writing this young man an he is very intelligent, wat u all should be worried about is the drugs in our community. Say something in person an quick hiding behind ur screen.

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