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Greenville plumber sentenced for kidnapping, attempted murder

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David Ashmore (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center) David Ashmore (Source: Greenville Co. Detention Center)

A Greenville plumber was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Monday for a 2012 kidnapping and attempted murder of the people he was working for, Solicitor Walt Wilkins announced on Monday. 

Wilkins said David Michael Ashmore Jr., 40, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, one count of armed robbery and one count of grand larceny for the December 2012 incident.

The solicitor's office said Ashmore was employed to do plumbing for a couple in Greenville when on the last day of the job, he lured the husband into the bathroom, struck him on the head with a mallet and tied him up.

Ashmore then lured the wife in from putting up Christmas decorations and attacked her from behind, choking her until she passed out.

He then began tying the woman when she regained consciousness and was able to fight off Ashmore.

Ashmore then fled the home in the victim's car.

He was caught within an hour at a motel with the car and other property of the victims.

"The victims in this case should be commended for remaining calm and rational during this horrific series of events," Associate Deputy Solicitor Lucas Marchant said.

Ashmore must serve 85 percent of his 25-year sentence before he is eligible for release.

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