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Raleigh man charged with habitual assault

A 32-year-old Raleigh man has been accused of habitual assault after a Wake County sheriff's deputy says he choked and struck a Garner woman in September.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A 32-year-old Raleigh man has been accused of habitual assault after a Wake County sheriff's deputy says he choked and struck a Garner woman in September.

Dean Mitchell Parker, of 3409 Tryon Road, was charged Saturday with habitual misdemeanor assault, assault on a female and false imprisonment. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

The arrest warrants state that on Sept. 10, Parker pulled the woman in the back seat of a truck and hit and choked her until help arrived. The woman's lips were busted, and she suffered bruises on her arms and neck, according to the warrants.

Parker was convicted of assault on a female in September 2009 and July 2003, according to state Department of Correction records. His criminal record, which dates to 1994, also includes convictions for burglary, felony larceny, driving while impaired, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and contributing to the deliquency of a minor.

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