Macon – A 41-year-old Macon man pleaded guilty Monday to holding his girlfriend against her will in June 2018 after assaulting her in his apartment off Chambers Road.
Ferman Easley Drewery Jr. pleaded guilty to kidnapping, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, robbery by intimidation, and cruelty to children in the third degree. He entered his plea in Bibb County Superior Court.
A judge sentenced Drewery to serve 30 years. The first 18 years must be served in prison. He also must pay $811 restitution and have no contact with victims in the case.
If the case had gone to trial, prosecutor Jason Martin would have presented the following evidence:
Testimony would show Drewery became angry with the woman early on the morning of June 30, 2018. He choked, beat and kicked her in a locked bedroom and refused to allow her to leave the room. At about 7 a.m., Drewery forced the woman and her young daughter to go with him to a local bank where he forced the woman to empty her bank accounts and give him the cash.
After driving back to Drewery’s apartment, he allowed the woman and her daughter to leave. She went directly to a relative’s house and called for help.
When examined by first responders, the woman had multiple injuries – a broken nose, a dislocated jaw, bruises and other injuries.
Speaking after the hearing, District Attorney David Cooke said, “When Mr. Drewery committed these acts, he robbed this woman of not only her money, but of her safety and peace of mind. With this plea and sentence, she will be free of his terror and influence.”
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