Cheyenne Man Gets 4-8 Years in Kidnapping Case
A 32-year-old Cheyenne man has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison for pointing a pistol at a man and threatening to kill him.
Felipe A. Lovato was arrested and charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault and battery-threatens with weapon in October 2017, after reportedly ordering Zachary Page into a vehicle at gun point and telling him he was going to die for speaking with law enforcement.
Page -- who was sentenced to prison in December 2017 for child abuse -- eventually jumped from the moving vehicle and was injured, according to charging documents.
Lovato pleaded no contest to the aggravated assault charge on March 27 as part of a plea agreement. The deal called for a recommended sentence of four to six years and the kidnapping charge to be dropped.
A $5,000 surety bond was posted on March 30, but Lovato failed to appear for an Aug. 2 court hearing and a warrant was issued for his arrest, which was served on Sept. 18.
"I want to apologize to Mr. Page," Lovato said during his sentencing Thursday morning in Laramie County District Court.
Because Lovato admitted to violating the conditions of his bond, a joint recommendation of four to eight years was presented to the court, which Judge Catherine Rogers imposed.
Rogers also recommended Lovato for the Intensive Treatment Unit in prison.