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02-16-2016, 05:20 PM

Convicted rapist arrested again 32 days after release from prison
Posted: Feb 16, 2016 1:45 PM PST
Updated: Feb 16, 2016 2:55 PM PST



A Laurel man who was out of prison for just 32 days after serving time for rape and kidnapping now faces similar charges in Gulfport.

Maurice Vernado Pugh, 39, is charged with the kidnapping and attempted rape of a woman as she left Club Blue Envy nightclub in Gulfport.

Police say Pugh grabbed the woman around 3 a.m. Sunday as she was walking to her vehicle and dragged her to the side of the road. Sgt. Damon McDaniel, spokesman for the Gulfport Police Department, said Pugh was attempting to rape the woman when an officer arrived.