- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - A 34-year-old Bay St. Louis man, who held six people hostage at gunpoint, including his 13-month-old son and three older children, has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1IaP8cd) Peter Dougherty Jr., pleaded guilty Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court to six counts of kidnapping.

Judge Roger Clark imposed the prison term and suspended 20 years, leaving 20 to serve followed by five years of probation.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel said Dougherty violated a restraining order and entered the garage of the Kiln family’s home early on Nov. 2, 2014.

Deputies also arrested Dougherty on two counts of aggravated domestic assault, four counts of aggravated assault and one count of malicious mischief. Those charges were dismissed as part of his plea deal.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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