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Fayetteville man sentenced in attack on elderly couple

Posted November 9, 2010 4:29 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to attacking an elderly couple in their home in April 2009.

Evans Jermaine Jones, 28, whose last known addresses are 5700 Homestead Court and 6137 Sante Fe Drive, reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Jones pleaded guilty to two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and first-degree kidnapping.

Jones also pleaded guilty to robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Officers responded to a home on Summerhill Court on April 28, 2009, and found Herman Kennedy and his wife, Anngrette Kennedy, with cuts on their throats, police said.

The couple told police they met the man a few days earlier and had invited him over to their home. The case was initially reported as a home invasion, but police said the couple allowed the man into the home before the attack.

Jones stole property from the home before fleeing, police said.

The couple survived the attack.