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Person Co. man to serve 25 years for rape

Posted October 2, 2009 3:35 p.m. EDT
Updated October 2, 2009 3:53 p.m. EDT

— 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.