Vista

Man whose roommate tried to kidnap Encinitas teen sentenced

Man whose roommate tried to kidnap Encinitas teen sentenced

A 28-year-old man whose roommate tried to kidnap an Encinitas teen as she waxed her surfboard was sentenced June 19 to jail time and three years of probation for being an accessory to the crime.

Christopher White, who pleaded guilty in Vista Superior Court last month, has been jailed since his arrest days after the bizarre incident on July 26.

White has been in custody since he was taken into custody last July. With good-behavior credits, he has already served enough time to cover his 653-day jail sentence.

White’s former roommate, Jeremiah Owens, pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping, and was sentenced last month to seven years in prison. He was also ordered to...

63°