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Serial domestic abuser faces long prison term

Serial domestic abuser faces long prison term
Posted at 7:41 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 07:41:58-05

A serial domestic abuser pleaded guilty Monday to several charges just two months after he was sentenced for another domestic violence case.

Deandre Grayson, 24, pleaded guilty to first degree burglary, aggravated criminal contempt and two counts of aggravated family offense.

In March 2014, he went to the home of a woman he has two children with, kicked in her front door, beat her, attempted to strangle her and hit her in the head with a lamp. The victim needed eight staples in her head to close the wound.

While police were still in the victim’s home, Grayson contacted her, threatening that he had “a thousand rounds” waiting for Buffalo Police. He was arrested two days later and during his interview threatened detectives and threw a fan at one of them.

Grayson also contacted the victim hundreds of times from jail in an attempt to convince her not to cooperate.

He will be sentenced in this case in April and faces up to 25 years in prison as a second felony offender.

He’s already serving a seven year prison sentence after pleaded guilty in December 2015 to second degree assault, aggravated family offense and third degree intimidating a victim or witness.

In February 2014, Grayson beat the mother of one of his children while driving from Lackawanna to Buffalo. He continued to attack her inside a home and then as she attempted to clean her injuries, he poured mustard and baking soda on her wounds.

The victim called police and when Grayson learned officers were at the home, he called the victim and threatened her. She recorded those threats.

An order of protection was issued, but Grayson contacted her multiple times from jail via phone and letters. He also enlisted his friends to contact the victim in an attempt to find out if she would go forward with the prosecution.

Prosecutors say Grayson is a serial domestic abuser who targets women in multiple relationships and continuously manipulates them to exercise control over his victims. He has past convictions for violating an order of protection and attempted assault, as well as felony first degree reckless endangerment.

If you’re a domestic violence victim, you can get help through the Erie County District Attorney’s BE SAFE program. Call 716-858-4635.