Charleston man pleads guilty to kidnapping

By Staff reports

A Charleston man was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping his pregnant girlfriend.

Tyler Bartolome Roy, 20, made the deal with prosecutors in the middle of his trial on Tuesday. Prosecutors called for a 10-year sentence and Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King approved the deal and sentenced him, according to special prosecutor Don Morris.

Tuesday was the second day of Roy’s trial on charges of conspiracy, unlawful restraint, second offense domestic battery, violation of a domestic violence protective order and attempted violation of domestic violence protective order. The deal dropped the other charges.

Morris has been appointed to handle all cases involving domestic-violence related charges in Kanawha County after Prosecuting Attorney Mark Plants was charged with domestic battery of his 11-year-old son and violating a domestic violence protective order.

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