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Man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend twice
Police: Woman's children present during second assault
Cedrick Quintez Wilkerson
Cedrick Quintez Wilkerson

Police arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend in front of her juvenile children.

The man actually attacked the victim on two separate occasions, and warrants had been issued for him for the first incident when he physically assaulted her again, said Statesboro police Community Information Specialist Madison Warren.

On Thursday, Cedrick Quintez Wilkerson, 29, of Bruce Groover Road, was returning the victim's car to her Park Place apartment when he "got out and choked her," Warren said. "Then he walked off, but returned, punched her on the arm, and placed her in a choke hold until she passed out."

The victim reported the incident and police issued warrants for Wilkerson, but before they could apprehend him, he assaulted the woman again, she said.

On Saturday, Wilkerson reportedly broke into the victim's home and threatened to shoot her, in the presence of her two juvenile children. 

"The victim was able to get her juvenile son out to run call for help, which he did," Warren said.

However, by the time police arrived, Wilkerson was gone, and the victim had escaped with her other child.

After locating Wilkerson on Sunday, police charged him with simple battery/family violence, criminal trespass, first-degree felony burglary, three counts of false imprisonment, two counts of second-degree cruelty to children and aggravated assault.

Further charges are pending, she said.

Wilkerson remains without bond in the Bulloch County Jail pending further court hearings.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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