A Clovis man has been sentenced to 18 years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections. Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb made the announcement Wednesday. 36-year-old Phillip B. Salazar will be serving prison time for the kidnapping of his girlfriend in June 2018. Salazar was found guilty by a Curry County Jury after a two-day trial. The case was a result of investigation by the Clovis Police Department into the incident where Salazar forced the victim into her apartment and assaulted her over the course of several hours. The Honorable Judge Fred Van Soelen imposed the maximum sentence and designated that the offence was classified as a serious violent offense, limiting the amount of good time reduction Salazar could receive.