The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on July 13, 2021, Stanley Woods was sentenced to 35 years in prison and designated a Sexual Offender. Woods was convicted by a Bay County jury on June 29, 2021, of Sexual Battery with a Deadly Weapon/Serious Bodily Injury, Aggravated Battery, Kidnapping, and Domestic Battery by Strangulation.
Evidence presented at trial proved that the Defendant accused the victim of cheating on him and became enraged. He then raped the victim for over 6 hours while confining her in his trailer. During the 6 hours he beat the victim repeatedly and strangled her with an extension cord.
The Parker Police Department investigated the case with the help of the Gulf Coast Sexual Assault Program. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Peter Overstreet and Dustin Miller.
For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.