JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Feb. 23 sentencing is set for a man convicted in the kidnapping of an Arkansas man who was taken to a Mississippi casino to cash a $2,000 ransom check.
Patrick Hollowell is scheduled for sentencing in U.S. District Court in Greenville, Miss. Dennis Lee Andrews was recently sentenced to 22 years in the case and Athena Marie Byrd awaits sentencing.
The victim, Oliver Anderson, ruined his abductors' plans by screaming for help in the Isle of Capri, a busy casino with plenty of security guards and surveillance cameras. The abductors ran.
The Arkansas trio allegedly planned to make it appear Byrd, the victim's friend, was being held for ransom. Hollowell pleaded guilty to helping abduct Anderson from his home. Prosecutors say Byrd and Andrews took Anderson to the casino.
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