12/23/2015 11:42 EST | Updated 12/23/2015 12:59 EST

Saskatchewan Movie Theatre Kidnapping, Torture Leads To Jail Time For Pair

The victim was left tied up in a shallow hole.

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NORTH BATTLEFORD, Sask. — A 19-year-old Saskatchewan man and a 37-year-old woman have been sentenced for kidnapping and assaulting a teenage boy over a drug debt.

Garth Iron received a six-year prison sentence while Stephanie Sample got four years in North Battleford provincial court last week.

Both were given credit for time spent in remand.

The two were arrested along with three youths after the teenage victim was found by police with injuries.

The agreed statement of facts read in court says the boy was bound, gagged, hit with tools, and threatened with a pellet gun in the basement of the Capitol Theatre in North Battleford, on the night of June 4.

Sample drove the group, with victim in the trunk of a vehicle, into a rural area where the boy was left tied up in a shallow hole.

He was able to free himself and walk to a farmhouse.


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