CASPER — A man convicted of kidnapping a Wyoming woman and forcing her to drive him to Montana has been sentenced to 31 to 50 years in prison.
Guy Hanway, 30, of Deer Lodge, Mont., was sentenced for felony kidnapping.
Authorities say Hanway escaped from the mental health wing of a Lander hospital in 2010 and kidnapped the woman. After driving to Montana, the woman spotted police in Billings, stopped the car and ran to the officer. Officials say Hanway had passed out from drinking.
Authorities say Hanway had been taken to the Lander hospital after a suicide attempt while custody on unrelated assault allegations.
Hanway was convicted earlier of five other counts stemming from the 2010 incident, including assault and escape.