A Rapid City man who kidnapped two people last winter will spend 20 years in prison.
On Tuesday, Joshua Peacock, 28, apologized to his victims, his family and the community for his actions, and said he wants to get help for his mental condition.
In July, Peacock plead guilty but mentally ill for two separate incidents in December.
He kidnapped a woman from her home then forced her to Walmart to withdraw money. He also forced a teen to give him a ride so he could get drugs.
A psychiatrist later testified to Peacock's mental illnesses include major depression, chronic anxiety and personality disorders. Judge Robert Gusinsky said the mental issues plus chronic drug abuse over his lifetime act as mitigating circumstances , and they are the reasons he did not give him consecutive sentences for the three felony counts against him.
Initially, Peacock faced life in prison but under the terms of the plea agreement his exposure was limited to 55 years.