Judge Sentences Man for 2011 Attempted Kidnappings
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WZDX) - A man who confessed to trying to kidnap two teens in 2011 was sentenced on Monday.
A judge sentenced 42-year-old Nicholos Roberts to 20 years in prison. In October, he pleaded guilty to two counts of enticing a child and two counts of attempted kidnapping.
Police arrested Roberts in December of 2011, after police say he approached two teenage boys in front of a Hazel Green home and tried to get them into his truck. The boys' father, an off-duty police officer, stopped Roberts after he left the area. But, Roberts took off and led police on a chase that ended with a fiery crash on Highway 431.
The judge sentenced Roberts after he told investigators what his plan was on the day of the attempted kidnappings.
"He was driving through church parking lots. He was driving through school parking lots and neighborhoods actively looking for kids. He said he was going to use a shovel to hit the kids in the head and then burn their bodies and dump them. He had a shovel and gas in his truck when he was stopped and he showed investigators the place that he wanted to put the bodies. I mean, he outlined exactly what he planned to do and it was just unimaginable," said Assistant District Attorney Tim Gann.
Roberts sentences will run concurrently, meaning a max prison term of 20 years.