• Randy Alan Hamett, 64, was sentenced to 396 months for kidnapping and sexually assaulting his ex-wife
  • The ex-wife, identified as Alisa, was able to contact her parents while she was still with Hamett
  • Police arrested Hamett after finding him and the victim at a hotel in Arkansas 

A 64-year-old Oklahoma man was sentenced to over 33 years in prison this week after he kidnapped and assaulted his ex-wife in 2017.

Randy Alan Hamett, of Choctaw, was sentenced to a total of 396 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release, Acting United States Attorney Clint Johnson said in a statement Tuesday.

Upon his sentencing, U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan also ordered Hamett to pay his ex-wife — identified as Alisa — $4,075 for medical costs she incurred over the ordeal, according to the statement uploaded to the Department of Justice's website.

The elderly man entered Alisa's residence on April 25, 2017, where he tased the victim, pointed a revolver at her and bound her hands and feet when she returned home, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Oklahoma (USAO-NDOK) said in the statement.

Hamett then forced Alisa into a car and stole a revolver she had purchased after obtaining a protective order against him before kidnapping and sexually assaulting her. He had threatened to kill himself, the victim and anyone who tried to help her during the two-day ordeal, prosecutors said.

Alisa attempted to prolong the trip and gain Hamett's trust after she became convinced he was going to kill her, telling Hamett that they should get back together and remarry in Arkansas. Hamett eventually allowed Alisa to text her parents and her boyfriend so that they would not become suspicious of her whereabouts.

The victim's parents became worried that she was in danger based on the nature of the text and contacted the Broken Arrow Police Department. Through a joint investigation between the Broken Arrow and Siloam Springs Police Departments, authorities were able to locate Hamet and Alisa at a hotel in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Hamett was in possession of a firearm and ammunition along with taser cartridges at the time of the arrest. Officers also discovered a murder preparation list in Hamett's pocket that included the words taser, rope, zip ties, machete and shovel, according to the USAO-NDOK statement.

A federal grand jury convicted Hamett on 12 counts on April 21, 2021, which included kidnapping in Indian Country, carjacking, possessing and receiving a stolen firearm and stolen ammunition, possession of a firearm while subject to a domestic violence protective order, burglary in the second degree in Indian Country and domestic violence in Indian Country.

The remaining charges were two counts each of assault with a dangerous weapon in Indian Country, interstate violation of a protection order and carrying, using and brandishing firearms during and in relation to a crime of violence.

Hamett was previously sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was convicted in federal court for Alisa's kidnapping in 2018, but he successfully appealed the conviction. State prosecutors charged Hamett in a superseding indictment in September 2020 following the appeal.

As Hamett is Cherokee and he committed his crimes within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation, federal prosecutors were able to further charge Hamett with Indian Country Crimes, which they were previously unable to do in 2018.

Representation. Randy Alan Hamett, 64, was sentenced to a total of 396 months in federal prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting his wife in 2017. Pixabay