- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas man has been sentenced to over eight years in federal prison for his role in kidnapping a Texas woman and taking her to his Bentonville home.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge, 22-year-old Theron Vance of Rogers was sentenced Thursday. Authorities say he acted as a lookout during the kidnapping.

The release says in June 2014, the woman entered a Bentonville Wal-Mart restroom and handed an employee a note that she had been kidnapped from Dallas by her ex-boyfriend, Michael Roberts. He and Vance were later arrested.

On the way to Bentonville, the three had stopped in Eufaula, Oklahoma, where the victim left a note seeking help in a gas station restroom.

The woman said the two men kidnapped her because they did not want her to testify against Roberts in a pending criminal case.



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