- Associated Press - Thursday, January 25, 2018

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi woman believed to have ties to a street gang has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for her involvement in a 2015 kidnapping.

News outlets report 30-year-old Sherry Lynn Emile was sentenced Tuesday on one charge each of kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping. Emile pleaded guilty to both in December.

The Sun Herald reports Emile and six others were charged with kidnapping a 30-year-old woman on July 24, 2015, and holding her bound with duct tape at a drug house in St. Martin.

All seven defendants prosecuted in connection to the crime are believed to have ties to the Simon City Royals street gang and have pleaded guilty.

One defendant was sentenced to 22 years in prison in July. Five others still await sentencing.



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