Richland man who kidnapped Yakima woman gets 6-year sentence

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YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- A Richland man is going to prison for kidnapping a woman and leaving her bound, gagged and in the trunk of a car last year in Yakima.

Rodney Wheeler pleaded guilty in the middle of his trial last month.

He is being credited with time already served, but was given a six-year sentence.

Wheeler kidnapped the adult daughter of his ex-girlfriend and left her in a duffel bag in the trunk of an abandoned car off Ahtanum Road.

Prosecutors believe he was trying to get to the woman's mother.