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Grimes’ sentence altered due to technicality

By Shavonne Potts
spotts@salisburypost.com

Slightly less than two months after Aubrey Neal “Pop” Grimes was convicted in a Rowan Superior Court on sex crimes, he returned back to the same court to clear up an issue with his sentencing.

Grimes, 82, was sentenced April 13 to 24 years to 29 years, during which time his offenses were consolidated.

At least one of his victims told authorities he was assaulted in the early 1990s.

Rowan District Attorney Bill Kenerly said Grimes was in court Thursday because the North Carolina Department of Correction called last week saying since some of Grimesí crimes occurred years ago, they have to be listed separately. North Carolina sentencing laws changed in 1994.

Kenerly said this re-sentence does not affect the amount of time Grimes will serve.
“Heíll serve exactly the same,” Kenerly said.

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