MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — A man was sentenced to at least 21 years in prison after being convicted of kidnapping a woman in Winston-Salem and raping her in Surry County.
Authorities said that 28-year-old Robert Jeremy Haynes was sentenced Thursday in Surry County Superior Court for kidnapping, rape and robbery.
Haynes was convicted of stalking a 59-year-old woman outside the Walmart at 320 E. Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem on Nov. 19, 2012.
Officials said Haynes got into the victim’s unlocked vehicle while it was unattended and forced her to drive to Mount Airy, where he sexually assaulted and robbed her.
Police said Haynes entered a plea of guilty in front of Superior Court Judge Jerry Cash Martin to one count each of second degree forcible rape, second degree forcible sex offense, first degree kidnapping and common law robbery.
Haynes was sentenced to an active prison term of a minimum 21 years and 4 months and maximum 27 years and 6 months, as part of a pre-arranged plea agreement.
Robert Jeremy Haynes, 28 years old and formerly of 1560 Bob Mabe Road, Danbury, NC, was sentenced on May 08, 2014 in Surry County Superior Court for a Kidnapping, Rape, and Robbery incident that occurred in Winston-Salem and Mount Airy on November 19, 2012.
Mount Airy police said he is not eligible for parole prior to the expiration of the minimum term.
Haynes was already a registered sex offender for a 2010 conviction of indecent liberties with a minor.