Augusta man gets life sentence in attack on woman

A man with a history of brutalizing women was convicted of crimes that resulted in a sentence of life in prison plus 45 years.

A Richmond County Superior Court jury last week convicted Antoine L. Dishmond, 33, of rape, burglary, aggravated assault and a weapon charge, said District Attorney Ashley Wright, who prosecuted Dishmond.

The Aug. 8 assault was the cumulation of a series of violent acts against the victim, who had obtained a restraining order against him a month earlier.

Dishmond had prior convictions in 2002 for five counts of aggravated assault and in 2004 for attacking the mother of his child.