Kevin Sprauve pleaded guilty last Thursday at High Court to aggravated burglary, kidnapping and causing grievous bodily harm.

 

The bodily harm charge was lessened from an attempted murder charge that prosecutors originally filed against him.

Mr. Sprauve allegedly broke in to a Sea Cows Bay woman’s home, kidnapped her, and then ran her over with her own vehicle.

Police said at the time that the victim was found on the side of the road in Cox Heath around 2 a.m. on Dec. 3 with visible injuries.

The woman told police she had been asleep in her home when a man entered, placed an object to her throat, and demanded money.

“Her assailant then proceeded to tie her hands and cover her face with a cloth, and remove her from the premises in her own vehicle,” said Police Information Officer Diane Drayton.

While being transported, she untied herself and jumped out of the moving vehicle, the woman told police. Mr. Sprauve then allegedly tried to run her over, injuring her legs in the process.

A passing motorist tried to help, but the assailant threatened him, Ms. Drayton said at the time.

Along with the victim, Mr. Sprauve also had to receive treatment at Peebles Hospital, she said.

Mr. Sprauve is scheduled to have a sentencing hearing tomorrow at the High Court.


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