Despite being convicted on lesser counts, a man will serve eight years in prison for his part in the abducting and beating a man who owed him $20.
The man, Hollis Fisk Jr., 29, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve eight years in the state penitentiary. He was convicted in February on charges of false imprisonment, robbery and assault. He was originally charged with aggravated kidnapping, which could have doubled his sentence had he been convicted on the indicted charge.
During trial, the victim told jurors he was indebted to Fisk and another man, Brandon K. Bradley, owing one of them $20. Bradley committed suicide after the encounter, leaving Fisk to face charges by himself.
Prosecutors presented evidence that the victim realized, while he was inside Walmart, the men were waiting outside to accost him. He tried to flee through the lawn and garden area but found the door locked. That left him with having to leave through the front door.
The prosecution was helped by video footage that showed the victim trying to escape through the lawn and garden area and then lingering inside the store, hoping the men would leave.
At some point the victim gave up and stepped outside the store where video shows him being confronted by two men. It then shows him getting into a car which pulled away from the store. The victim said he was beaten while in the car but was able to get away by diving out of the moving vehicle.