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Teen accused of kidnapping girl at Varina High gets 5 months

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jul 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-17 18:37:25-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- The teen accused of kidnapping a girl from Varina High School at gunpoint last year will spend five months behind bars.

A judge suspended four years and seven months of Austin Martin’s five-year sentence.

Police said Martin forced the girl into his car by showing a gun in the school parking lot in May of 2013 and the held the girl captive for hours at a home last until she managed to escape.

Officers caught him when he tried to run from the home.

Martin pleaded no contest on March 5 to brandishing and possessing a firearm near a school.

Prosecutors set aside the abduction and use of a firearm charges.

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