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Jackson man sentenced for aggravated assault and home burglary

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson man received a 45 year sentence for aggravated assault and burglary of a home in Ridgeland.

Dexter Maurice Gilmore pleaded guilty to the charges in court. On February 10, the Ridgeland Police Department responded after a caller said she came home and found an intruder hiding inside. 

The woman said she came home around 6:30 p.m. and went to the bathroom to use the sink. As she was washing her hands, she looked in the mirror and saw Gilmore standing behind her holding a rock.

According to officials, he hit her several times until she blacked out.

When she woke up, she said Gilmore dragged her through the house and kept telling her he was going to kill her. The woman was able to escape to a neighbor's house where she called 9-1-1.

The woman told officers that she had a past relationship with Gilmore after meeting him at work. She said he had been stalking her.

Fingerprints recovered from the scene and the woman's positive identification of Gilmore lead to his arrest and confession of breaking into the home and assaulting the victim. 

Gilmore has a record of three felony convictions in Hinds County.

In 2001, he was sentenced to one year for possession of cocaine. In 2002 he was sentenced to 18-months for possession of cocaine and in 2007 he was sentenced to an 18-month sentence for aggravated assault.

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