Hawkins sentenced to life plus ten years

A Cedartown teen who was convicted back in October of kidnapping a woman and forcing her to withdraw money from an ATM was sentenced Tuesday. According to court documents, then 17 year old Frank James Hawkins, Jr. of 939 Cleo St. in Cedartown was sentenced to life plus 10 years with the possibility of parole by Judge Richard Sutton. Hawkins will be eligible for parole after serving 30 years of his life sentence. He was initially charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, and rape charges. Hawkins was not convicted of rape but was found guilty on all other counts. The initial investigation reveals that Hawkins was a passenger in a woman’s vehicle. The woman, whose name has not been released, said he threatened her with a gun and forced her to drive to a local bank, withdraw money from her checking account through an ATM and then force her to drive to another location where he exited the vehicle. The woman was shot at some point during the incident and was treated at Floyd Medical Center.