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"Ice Roads Truckers" Star Sentenced For Kidnapping And Threatening To Kill Prostitute

Timothy Zickuhr, who appears on the History channel's IRT: Deadliest Roads, was sentenced Wednesday to five to 15 years in prison.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:09 p.m. ET

Posted on February 25, 2015, at 11:35 p.m. ET

A History channel reality star was sentenced Wednesday to between five and 15 years in a Nevada prison for kidnapping and extortion, according to court records.

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Timothy Zickuhr was first arrested in 2013 after police said he kidnapped and threatened a prostitute he said had stolen money from him.

According to the criminal complaint and arrest report, a woman going by the name Snow White said she had gone back to Zickuhr's Las Vegas apartment to engage in prostitution. He gave her his ATM card to collect the cash he owed her.

The next day, police said he called her and accused her of owing him $1,000. In an email to the New York Daily News, the woman said she actually only stole $120 from Zickuhr, and she had attempted to pay him back $300.

She agreed to meet him, and he drove her to his apartment. Once inside, he punched her and threatened to kill her if she did not return the money, the complaint stated.

He then allegedly tied her up, doused her with cold water, and locked her in a closet while demanding the phone number of someone who could bring him the money, according to the complaint.

Instead, the woman gave Zickuhr the phone number of a police officer she had previously met. The officer was on patrol while Zickuhr called three times, demanding a meeting to return the money and threatening to kill the woman.

Neighbors started knocking on the door in response to the woman's screams, and other police officers were called to the apartment to check on the situation. Zickuhr forced the woman to jump out a window and flee to the arranged meeting spot, the complaint stated.

When officers arrived at the meeting spot near the Eureka Casino, Zickuhr again ran. Police followed, and he was taken into custody.

While talking to officers, Zickuhr said he had planned to keep the woman against her will and pimp her out on Craigslist to make the $1,000, according to the arrest report.

Zickuhr is also scheduled to be sentenced on an unrelated robbery next month, according to court records.

Zickuhr was featured in 13 episodes of the 2011 of IRT: Deadliest Roads. His biography on the show's website said, "Brimming with personality, this loudmouthed driver is out to prove he's not all bark and no bite."

In an interview with TMZ, Zickuhr said the woman was a friend who had taken advantage of him.

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He complained the charges would ruin his career in Hollywood.

Zickuhr also talked about a previous arrest last summer with TMZ.

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"I was plastered out of my mind," Zickuhr said.

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