Houston County man convicted of kidnapping was sentenced to 28 years

PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man convicted of kidnapping and aggravated assault was sentenced Monday.  Houston County Superior Court Judge George F. Nunn ordered William Lawrence Carpenter to a total of 28 years.  The first 18 years must be served in prison.

District Attorney George Hartwig adds upon his release, Carpenter will be banished from Houston County, will be prohibited from possessing firearms, and cannot have any contact with the victim or her family.

“Detective Mark Wright and the entire Warner Robins Police Department did an excellent job on this case. A single photograph by the victim jump-started the investigation and helped solve this case. WRPD took that photo and conducted a thorough investigation which lead to Carpenter’s arrest. Hopefully, this verdict and sentence will bring some much needed closure to the victim and her family. The District Attorney’s office is committed to seeking justice for all victims and keeping the streets of Houston County safe,” continues Hartwig.

A Houston County jury convicted Carpenter on October 29 for one count of attempted kidnapping, one count of aggravated assault, and two counts of possession firearm during a crime.

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