Woman sentenced to 15 years in prison for assault on elected official

Danielle Norwood | Photo: New Albany PD

A woman accused of robbing a New Albany elected official last year was sentenced to prison.

Posted: Nov. 16, 2018 10:28 AM
Updated: Nov. 16, 2018 12:58 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - A woman accused of robbing a New Albany elected official last year was sentenced to prison.

Danielle Norwood pleaded guilty to armed robbery, auto burglary and kidnapping in Union County Circuit Court. She was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The assault happened on December 8, 2017, sometime near 1 a.m. in a neighborhood off Highland Street.

Police said Norwood knocked on the official’s door during the night, pretending to need help, then forced her way into the house once the door was opened.

New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson says the official was able to escape and run to a neighbor for help.

The official's name was not released to the media at the time.

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