Hattiesburg man sentenced in rape and kidnapping case

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Monday morning, a Lamar County court sentenced a Hattiesburg man to serve 40 years of a 60-year sentence without a chance of parole.

Judge Tony Mozingo handed down the sentence for Cameron Eatmon, 19, who was charged with kidnapping, rape, aggravated assault, and grand larceny. Eatmon, who was originally out on bond on federal charges, was additionally charged in connection with a rape and kidnapping in Lamar County.

Eatmon was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the rape conviction, which he will serve year-to-year with no chance of parole, and 20 years for aggravated assault, which was suspended.

Eatmon was arrested hours after a 21-year-old woman was carjacked at gunpoint at the intersection of Weathersby Road and Oak Grove Road in 2012.

Authorities said the woman pulled up behind Eatmon at a stop sign. They claim Eatmon jumped out of his truck, which deputies said was stolen, and got into the back seat of the car. He then forced her to drive at gunpoint to the Trace subdivision where she was raped at a house under construction, authorities said. She was released on west 4th street, then shot twice in the leg and abdomen.

Eatmon was free on $25,000 bond following his federal indictment on charges of stealing weapons and other equipment from an FBI agent's car when the incident occurred.

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