Man who viciously assaulted Acapulco Joe's owner takes plea, will serve nearly 25 years in prison

INDIANAPOLIS -- Maurice Dunlap will serve nearly 25 years in prison for the vicious assault that hospitalized Acapulco Joe’s owner Grant Redmond and left him with ongoing medical issues.

Dunlap pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbery resulting in serious bodily injury, aggravated battery, theft and fraud, as well as being a habitual offender, in connection with the March assault at Acapulco Joe’s.

Dunlap was on a blind date at the restaurant when he attempted to pay for the bill with a stolen credit card. Dunlap attacked Redmond when he attempted to stop him from leaving the restaurant, badly beating him and leaving him unconscious. Doctors were forced to remove a portion of Redmond’s skull to help reduce the pressure in his brain.

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Prosecutors reached a plea deal with Dunlap, entered Wednesday, that will have him serve a total of 24 years and 8 months in prison, to be followed by 5 years in community corrections. Six of those years come from Dunlap’s status as a habitual offender. He was also given 1,700 days of backup time for violating his probation on four different cases.

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