ANDERSON Co., SC (WSPA) – Clyde Edward Clemons pled guilty to kidnapping on Thursday.
He was sentenced to 15 years, according to the solicitor’s office.
Prosecutors says the incident happened in February 2015 around 10:30 p.m.
A 35 year-old-woman was walking on West Whitner St. when she was approached by Clemons in a parking lot.
Clemons asked her for a cigarette and when she reached for her cigarettes, he pointed a gun at her.
He forced her into a parking garage and assaulted her, according to a news release.
After holding her for several hours, he fell asleep, but woke up when she tried to leave.
She was able to escape after a struggle. He fell and hurt himself, according to prosecutors.
Clemons will serve at least 85% of the 15 years before he is eligible for parole.