A Billings man charged for abducting a man who was tied to a chair while an X was shaved into his head was sentenced Tuesday in District Court.

Shawn Alexander Rohrer, 21, was ordered by Judge Gregory Todd to serve a five-year deferred sentence for felony kidnapping.

Rohrer was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and continue to follow mental-health and chemical-dependency treatment recommendations.

Rohrer briefly apologized before he was sentenced. His attorney, Lance Lundvall, said Rohrer suffered a traumatic brain injury in August 2011 that influenced his behavior.

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Rohrer and 24-year-old Timothy John Keil were charged with kidnapping and other offenses after they confronted a man last Aug. 8 over a $700 marijuana debt.

The victim said Rohrer and Keil threatened to hurt his family and rape his girlfriend in front of him if he didn't get in their car. They then drove to a residence on Foster Lane.

The victim was then tied to a chair and an X was shaved into his head. Rohrer and Keil then left, and the man was able to free himself and call police.

Keil received a five-year suspended sentence in December.

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State courts reporter for the Billings Gazette.