27-year-old De Andre Jerome Mack will serve 10 to 13 years for attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor assault on a government official.
Deputies from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to an apartment complex for a reported stabbing on February 1, 2019, and learned that Mack had assaulted a female. Police say Mack covered the victim’s mouth, threw her to the ground and strangled her. She tried to fight back, but the defendant strangled her until she passed out. When she regained consciousness, Mack stomped on the victim’s face and punched her. He then retrieved a knife and stabbed her in the neck. Mack fled the scene when confronted by a witness.
On July 27, 2019, Mack and another individual who was incarcerated attacked an inmate while being held in jail. They assaulted the inmate, leaving him with a fracture around his eye . There also was an assault on a deputy, who was thrown to the floor.
Photo: Catawba County Detention Center
Rob Eastwood of WHKY contributed to this story