A 25-year-old Cheyenne man has been sentenced to two to four years in prison after holding a woman hostage in her home and threatening her with a knife.

"C'mon judge," Akean Harrington said to Laramie County District Court Judge Catherine Rogers after she handed down the sentence Thursday. "You make me look like a monster."

Harrington was arrested on Oct. 23, 2017, after throwing his ex-girlfriend to the floor, striking her, destroying her cell phone, locking the door and threatening her with a knife saying he would hold her hostage and "slice her face" and kill her.

He pleaded no contest to felonious restraint and second-offense domestic battery on March 15 as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. In exchange for his plea, a count of aggravated battery was dismissed.

Harrington's attorney, David Hopkinson, argued for probation, saying, "He's never contacted her while in custody (and) his priors are pretty minimal."

But Rogers disagreed, giving Harrington 242 days credit for time served and sending him to prison with the recommendation he be placed in boot camp.

​She also imposed a 180 day sentence on the domestic battery charge to run concurrently with the two to four year sentence.

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