Man gets work release for estranged wife’s abduction

An Indiana man has been sentenced to work release for abducting his estranged wife at gunpoint from her workplace.

Twenty-two-year-old Kyle Mulkins had pleaded guilty in April to a felony charge of criminal confinement in the August 2017 abduction. A Vigo County judge sentenced Mulkins on Wednesday to five years of work release followed by four years of probation.

The Tribune-Star of Terre Haute reported that authorities said Mulkins abducted his estranged wife at gunpoint from her workplace, Harrold’s Beauty Academy, near downtown Terre Haute, then drove with her to Farmersburg.

She managed to escape, and Mulkins later surrendered to police after a standoff lasting several hours.

Prosecutors dropped charges of invasion of privacy, criminal recklessness, kidnapping, and domestic battery under Mulkins’ plea agreement.

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