Perry man gets 22.5 years for kidnapping, drug and gun charges

Thomas Hamblin
Thomas Hamblin

LONDON, Ky. — A Perry County man has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison, after being convicted of kidnapping, drug and gun charges.

Thomas Hamblin, 65, of Hazard, was convicted by a jury back in June on charges of kidnapping, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, using a weapon in a drug crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 270 months in prison.

The jury found that Hamblin worked with two others to abduct and assault two people in Tazewell, Tennessee. The victims were tied up, assaulted with a baseball bat, and interrogated to find out the location of Hamblin’s money or drugs.

Police later recovered a cell phone that had videos of the incident.

Five other people were previously convicted in the case, receiving sentences of between 15 and 163 months.

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