Man sentenced to 10 years for terrorizing Rathdrum woman

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 6:16 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 7:20 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced an Idaho man accused of driving a kidnapped woman's car to North Dakota and pulling a gun on a trucker to 10 years in prison.
 
Mitchell Walck pleaded guilty in July to terrorizing, unlawful entry to a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and felon in possession of a firearm.
 
The Bismarck Tribune reports that Walck did not comment during Tuesday's sentencing in Bismarck.
 
Authorities say the 57-year-old Walck kidnapped a woman from her home in Rathdrum, Idaho, in December, released her unharmed the next day in Glendive, Mont., then drove to Bismarck and threatened a trucker whose semitrailer sleeper cab he had entered.
 
Police say the abduction came after Walck shot at an Idaho state trooper following a failed traffic stop and chase.

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