Man sentenced to 30 years for assault, kidnapping

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Preston, Idaho, man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for holding a gun to a Utah woman’s head and trying to stab her boyfriend after a period of stalking in 2014.

The Idaho State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2hfH7XJ ) that Andrew Lesky was originally charged with attempted murder, a jury in October found him guilty of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and illegal possession of a firearm.

Police say Lesky went to the woman’s home in Logan, Utah, and after a confrontation, he held a handgun to her head and pulled the trigger, but the gun reportedly misfired.

Lesky also tried to stab the woman’s boyfriend. The knife cutthe man’s clothing and he wasn’t hurt.

At this week’s sentencing, Lesky acknowledged his actions were harmful to the victims.