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Police: Man accused of assaulting woman attacks her again

November 13, 2018

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have filed new charges against a man already accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend after the same woman was assaulted a second time.

News outlets report the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office filed charges against 41-year-old Kent Douglas West, including felony assault by strangulation and felony second-degree kidnapping.

A news release from the sheriff’s office said West broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Lexington and assaulted her, adding she was also held against her will inside her home.

The news release said Kent was awaiting trial for a previous assault on the same woman. His latest contact with her violated terms of his pretrial release, adding another charge.

West was jailed on a $5,000 bail for violating the release terms, but given no bail for the other charges.

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