21 year old Kyle Martin and an accomplice broke into an elderly woman's home earlier this year, hit her in the head with a replica gun, tied her hands and ankles together with duct tape, and put her in the trunk of her own car.
They then led police on a high speed chase that ended up on a dirt road.
Judge Wilkins considered Martin's extensive criminal history before sentencing him 75 years to life in the Wyoming State Penitentiary for aggravated kidnapping.
She also sentenced him to 20 to 25 years for aggravated burglary and robbery.
Prosecutors are considering asking for another hearing to discuss restitution payments for the victim's medical bills.
Finally, our number one story begins on May sixth. It was set to be a regular Sunday for many of us, but for Officers Jacob Carlson and Randi Garrett, it changed their lives forever.
The two officers responded to a call at the 1400 block of South Fairdale in Casper, and it ended up in a shootout.
One man was killed, and Officer Jacob Carlson was critically injured.
Thus began a long road to recovery that involved support from more than just the Casper community.
Richard Alexander does custom wood making as a side hobby, and decided to help his family from Rolling Hills show support.
"We're just hoping that maybe we can give him a little bit of inspiration something to help with his healing process," Alexander said.
It did not stop there.
Along with donations from various fundraisers, the community gathered in front of Wyoming Medical Center where Carlson would be for more than a month.
An emotional Detective John Hatcher told us at Conwell Park how our actions spoke loudly by supporting the wounded officer.
"I knew this was the kind of community we had. To see this, the people come out and pack this park for our fellow officer Jake. I mean it just, it brings me to tears. It's awesome."
Tears and inspiration began flowing even more as both officers were recognized during a warm day in July, but the reception was even warmer.
"I just want to say thank you, it means a lot that everybody has come together to help us,” said Officer Randi Garrett. “All the support, pack the blue in the park, that was just amazing to see so I really appreciate it, and I'm very honored to work for this great community."
That evening, an emotional and still slightly weak Jacob Carlson mustered the strength to address an enthusiastic crowd at David Street Station.
"I'm very humbled and honored to be standing up here today."