Man sentenced for role in kidnapping of grandmother

Authorities still looking for 1 other man


SAN ANTONIO – Money, drugs and jewelry. 

Investigators said when demands for those items weren’t met, a grandmother was kidnapped at gunpoint in Pleasanton. 

Two men were accused in the case, and now one is a convicted kidnapper.

Irving Echeveria-Gutierrez was sentenced to 18 years in prison by an Atascosa County jury. 

Echeveria-Gutierrez helped kidnap Sylvia Casias, who was home with her eight grandchildren in April 2018. 

A family member was able to track her phone and help law enforcement rescue her near Seguin. 

The second person accused has a warrant out for his arrest.