The man convicted in November of raping a Habitat for Humanity worker in July 2008 was sentenced Friday morning to 60 years in prison.
Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Randall Wyatt sentenced James Tremelle Hunt, 22, to serve 45 years at 100 percent. Hunt will be eligible for release after serving 30 percent of the remaining 15 years of the sentence.
On Nov. 17, Hunt was convicted of robbing a man and his fiancé who were working on a Habitat for Humanity house near Lauren Evelyn Way. The man and woman were working at night and as independent contractors. After the robbery, Hunt put the man in the back of a cargo truck before raping the woman at gunpoint.
After about four hours of deliberation, a jury convicted Hunt of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.
Prosecutors used DNA evidence found at the scene to convict Hunt.