WACO (August 25, 2014) A Waco man was sentenced to three 25-year prison terms plus 2 years in state jail after he pleaded guilty earlier to aggravated assault against a public servant.
Christopher Donaldson (Jail photo)
A kidnapping charge against Christopher Caine Donaldson was waived and 19th District Court Judge Ralph Strother sentenced him to serve three concurrent 25-year terms on the assault charges and 2 years in state jail on a credit card abuse charge.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara and several of his deputies disarmed Donaldson, 35, on April 11 inside a local restaurant after he had kidnapped a woman and threatened to commit suicide in front of his children at Bosqueville Elementary School.
Deputies began looking for Donaldson that morning after he issued the suicide threat.
Deputies found Donaldson's abandoned vehicle near the intersection of Lone Star Drive and China Spring Highway and learned that a passerby had given the man a ride to the Bush's Chicken restaurant at Baylor Camp Road and China Spring Highway, authorities said.
McNamara, Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon, Deputy R. Kirkland, and several other deputies found the man inside the restaurant.
When Donaldson saw them, he pulled out a pistol and put it to the woman's head, using her as a shield, Cawthon said.
McNamara was able to disarm the man after a brief struggle.