Texarkana couple facing life sentence

TEXARKANA, TX (KSLA) – A Texarkana couple faces life in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping.

Prosecutors say 29 year old Joshua Oden and 43 year old Patricia Hendrix also face robbery, theft, and battery charges in connection with the October 2009 kidnapping of Richard Leon Ward.

Authorities say the pair convinced Ward to give them a ride in his truck, then Oden struck Ward several times in the face. The two are being sentenced at a later date.