Belton Man Pleads Guilty To Several Felony Charges

TEMPLE (August 27, 2014) A Belton man pleaded guilty Tuesday to three felony charges in connection with a March 14 incident that resulted in a burglary, a kidnapping and a shooting.

Judge Fancy H. Jezek, in 426th District Court, set sentencing for Vincent Alonzo Corson, 31, of Belton for October 6.

Corson pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated kidnapping and burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a felony, court records show.

The three first degree felony charges could result in a sentence of from 5 to 99 years or life in prison on each count.

Documents presented at the plea hearing show Corson was arrested in Dallas after Temple police received an arrest warrant for him in connection with an incident that happened at about 6 a.m. on March 14 at a residence on S. 13th Street in Temple.

An affidavit in connection with the incident says Corson went to his wife’s home in spite of the fact she had placed a protective order against him.

When he confronted her, an argument erupted that resulted in three gunshots from a 9 millimeter pistol, two of which struck the woman, who at the time was holding her 2-year-old child.

The affidavit says Corson grabbed the child and fled the scene in his wife’s vehicle.

When police arrived they found the injured woman in a bedroom and she told them her attacker had taken her son.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center for treatment of her wounds.

Temple police issued an amber alert for the child, who was recovered that afternoon when Dallas police arrested Corson.

Corson was brought back to Bell County on March 25 where he has remained in custody in lieu of $285,000 bond, jail records show.

Corson has been convicted in Bell County before on a charge of abandoning or endangering a child with intent to return, a state jail felony.