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Person Co. man to serve 25 years for rape

Posted October 2, 2009

— A Person County jury on Thursday sentenced a rapist to a minimum of 25 years in prison for an attack on an elderly woman in February.

Sammy Davis Hatchett, 44, of 75 Foxcroft Drive in Timberlake, was convicted of first-degree rape, first-degree burglary and first-degree sexual offense.

According to court documents, the State Bureau of Investigation found a DNA match between Hatchett and his 83-year-old victim.

Hatchett was sentenced to 300 to 369 months in prison on the rape and sexual offense charge. He will also serve a concurrent 90 to 117 months in prison for the burglary charge.


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  • pinkiglock Oct 2, 2009

    He may have gotten off too easy, but our County would likely have given him less. How do we get sentences like that in Vance County?

  • chichi Oct 2, 2009

    And now the taxpayers get to keep him up and make sure he gets 3 square meals and medical and more. It's a SHAME !!!

  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Oct 2, 2009

    What a disgusting individual.

  • working for deadbeats Oct 2, 2009

    Removal of the sexual battery weapon would be a fitting punishment.

  • Just the facts mam Oct 2, 2009

    Gee - what a surprise. Also I think he got off too easy.

  • 007KnightRider Oct 2, 2009

    Good! Lock him up and lose the key.