Sentencing is scheduled in the next couple of weeks for two Kodiak residents who were originally charged with kidnapping, assault, theft and several misconduct involving a controlled substance charges.

Jami Gibson, 40, and Phillip Gibson, 39, along with Julian Valdez, 28, were arrested last May after Alaska State Troopers investigated the kidnapping of three male campers ages 17, 21 and 23 and the beating of one of them.

The two Gibsons and Valdez, according to the original trooper report, cut the tent of the three campers, tied them together with a telephone cord and then beat the 21-year-old with a wooden dowel rod before the men were able to escape.

The 21-year-old had allegedly stolen money from the Gibsons’ residence.

During the ensuing investigation, troopers found black tar and brown heroin, methamphetamine and prescription drugs worth about $14,000 at the residence.

Jami Gibson was scheduled for sentencing on Wednesday, but Judge Steve Cole pushed it back to April 28 due to issues with the presentence report because of a miscommunication by Gibson’s attorney.

Philip Gibson is scheduled for sentencing on April 21.

Valdez, according to online court records, had charges of kidnapping, robbery in the first degree, assault in the third degree, theft in the second degree, theft in the fourth degree and violating conditions of release dismissed by the prosecution.

He pleaded guilty to and was convicted of assault in the third degree.

Julie Herrmann is a staff reporter at the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Contact her at 486-3227 ext. 627.

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