MEXIA, Texas (KWTX) A former Mexia resident is headed to prison after he was convicted of punching, kicking and choking a woman after a party in July 2018.
Alan Charles Brown, 38, was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for assault/family violence by occlusion (choking) and to 12 months in the Limestone County Jail for assault/family violence causing bodily injury.
The victim testified she accompanied Brown to Mexia to meet his family and said she and Brown went to a party of July 15 where Brown became intoxicated, Limestone County District/County Attorney Roy DeFriend said in a press release Friday.
The two returned to their hotel where the victim testified she fell asleep.
She woke up when Brown straddled her on the bed and started punching her in the face, DeFriend said.
He then picked her up by the throat and choked her.
“She explained that she was afraid she was going to die, she was dizzy and the room turned black and white and fuzzy like a TV that was not getting a good signal,” DeFriend said.
He then threw her against a wall, causing her to hit her head on table, and then he kicked her while she was lying on the floor.
Over the course of several hours, as Brown got upset and then calmed down, he also threatened to throw her out of a window and burned her with a cigarette.
The victim ultimately went to the front desk and asked a hotel employee to call 911.
The employee put the victim in the business office and locked the door because Brown had followed the woman downstairs.
Brown left before police arrived.
Brown served prison sentences in 2006 for bail jumping and in 2011 for burglary.
He was sentenced with a deadly weapon finding, which means he won’t be eligible for parole until he’s served at least half of the sentence, DeFriend said.
“This habitual criminal is now behind bars, and we hope the parole board will keep him there for a long time,” DeFriend said.