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Elmira man who kidnapped ex-girlfriend sentenced to prison


EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – A western Oregon man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison.

Thirty-six-year-old Hayes Matthew Herbert of Elmira received the sentence Friday in Lane County Circuit Court.

The Register-Guard reports that Herbert pleaded guilty earlier this month to first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, strangulation and witness tampering, all felony charges.

Police say that Herbert in June crashed his truck through a gate, kicked open a door, strangled his ex-girlfriend and then dragged her to his truck.

Police say he crashed into a parked car, and the woman escaped by running about half a mile, with Herbert chasing her.

Herbert declined to make a statement in court.


Information from: The Register-Guard,

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