Roanoke man sentenced for 2022 assault

He pled no contest to malicious wounding, strangulation charges

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke man has been sentenced in connection with an assault that happened last year.

Na’im Chapman-Bey, 48, of Roanoke was arrested and charged in connection with an assault in August 2022, as we reported.

On Thursday, April 13, Chapman-Bey was in the Roanoke City Circuit Court facing three felony charges.

Chapman-Bey pled no contest to malicious wounding and strangulation in connection with the reported assault and was sentenced to 30 years with all but ten suspended.

He was also facing a felony charge of attempted rape, which was dropped.

The prosecutor read the timeline of events the night of the crime, where Chapman-Bey is accused of meeting a woman at a bar downtown and asking for a ride home. The statement went on to say he asked the victim to come inside his home, where he strangled her, beat her and raped her.

According to the prosecutor, the victim also suffered facial fractures, bruising, swelling and a traumatic brain injury in the attack.

The victim tells 10 News she was disappointed in the plea agreement because she wanted him to have a harsher punishment.

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