Caldwell man sent to prison for attempted kidnapping

January 10, 2014 

Luis Pena Torres

Luis Pena Torres, 27, was sentenced Thursday to three to 10 years in prison during an appearance before Third District Canyon County Judge Christopher Nye.

Caldwell police officers responded to a hit-and-run crash on July 26, 2013. The suspect, later identified as Pena, fled and entered a Caldwell home occupied by an adult and three children who didn't know Pena.

The suspect tried to grab one or two of the children, authorities said, but left without taking anyone.

As he fled, he crashed into a car belonging to the resident.

Police later found Pena and took him into custody. He pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted kidnapping, felony driving while intoxicated and joyriding.

He was also ordered to pay $2,600 in restitution and $1,126 in fines and court costs.

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