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Idaho man sentenced to 10 years for locking wife and kids in bedroom

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Posted at 2:48 PM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 16:48:51-04

   RUPERT, Idaho (AP) -- A south-central Idaho man police say locked a woman and her children in a bedroom and monitored them while at work by using a cellphone application has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

   The Times-News reports that 25-year-old Joshua Brock Winmill received the sentence earlier this week in 5th District Court.

   Winmill must serve five years before becoming eligible for parole. He's been in custody for about a year.

   Winmill in June pleaded guilty to two counts of felony aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a felon and a misdemeanor count of violation of a no-contact order.

   Two counts of domestic battery were dismissed as part of the deal.