HOUSTON A man who assaulted the mother of his child, then kidnapped his son, has been sentenced to serve time in prison for his actions.

Cody Towner was sentenced to three years in TDCJ.

On May 20, Towner kidnapped his then 18-month old son, Luke, from the Crown Plaza Hotel on the Southwest Freeway after assaulting his mom.

The father threatened to kill himself and the child, and authorities began canvassing the area for the two after an Amber Alert was issued.

A couple of days after being taken, little Luke was found safe a and Cody Towner was arrested on a Galveston ferry, ending the manhunt.

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