Man gets 6 years in Vancouver kidnapping case

first_imgA man who kidnapped and shot at a homeless man after ambushing him, his spouse and their dog inside their vehicle was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison.Paul R. Woodman, 48, no address provided, pleaded guilty Thursday in Clark County Superior Court to second-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault and harassment-death threats in connection with the April 1 incident.A co-defendant in the case, John Wayne Maxwell, 38, of Vancouver, is set to change his plea Oct. 12.According to an affidavit of probable cause, Vancouver police were dispatched at about 11:30 a.m. to the 6000 block of Northeast St. Johns Boulevard for a reported kidnapping. The reporting person, Jennifer Talbot, said that two men — one armed with a handgun — had kidnapped her husband, Mark Hayes-Hanley. The armed assailant threatened to shoot her husband and the couple’s dog if she called police.Hours later, Hayes-Hanley returned to the area from where he was kidnapped and was picked up by police. He was uninjured, the affidavit says. He told police he was sleeping in his parked car and awoke to two men, later identified as Woodman and Maxwell, standing on each side of the couple’s car.Maxwell reportedly escorted Hayes-Hanley from his car while Woodman pointed a handgun at the couple. Hayes-Hanley was then forced into the bed of the assailants’ pickup and was driven to a barn in the 10300 block of Northeast 119th Street, court documents state.last_img

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