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Richland Man Rodney Wheeler Sentenced to 6 Years in Jail for Kidnapping

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YAKIMA, WA - A Richland man charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend's daughter received a 6-year sentence Friday.

Prosecutors say Rodney Wheeler pleaded guilty during the middle of his trial last month.

Wheeler disguised himself as a pizza delivery man and went into Valerie Downing's home.

Officers say he tied Downing up, put her in a large duffel bag and then stuffed her in the trunk of his car.

Police say she was in the trunk for about two hours before she was found.

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