A Levelland man will spend the next 45 years in prison. 27-year-old Rudy Valderas pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated kidnapping and robbery charges.
On January 10th, 2002 Valderas kidnapped a clerk from a convenience store in Post. The clerk eventually convinced Valderas to let her go and she reported him to police.
When police found him, Valderas ran over a patrol car and tried to run over an officer. The officers fired several shots at his truck. He stopped before getting too far and he was taken to jail. Valderas's guilty plea was in exchange for not getting tried for attempted capital murder charges.