A Brownwood man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing of his estranged wife last month and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Israel Rivera, 29, entered the plea last week before District Judge Steve Ellis.

The injured woman received stitches at Brownwood Regional Medical Center and war released following the Aug. 21 assault, Brownwood police said earlier.

Rivera fled after the stabbing, but officers located him after learning he was sending text messages to the victim at the hospital, police said earlier. Officers were able to learn the cell phone's location through AT&T.

Rivera was already on probation in another assault family violence case. Ellis revoked Rivera's probation and sentenced him to a concurrent eight-year term.

In an unrelated case, Christopher Norred, 20, of Blanket, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and was sentenced to five years in prison in connection with the March robbery and beating of a man in an Early motel.

Three co-defendants have already been sentenced.

In other recent sentencing, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray's office:

Travis Edward Anderson, on probation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, was adjudicated and sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Christopher Lee Johnson pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Elizabeth Chandler, on probation for claiming lottery prize by fraud, was revoked and sentenced to five years in prison. Chandler, on probation for abandoning or endangering a child, was revoked and sentenced to 12 months in state jail.

Eric Jermaine Fields, on probation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, was adjudicated and sentenced to three years in prison.

Gary Dwon Brown, on probation for assault public servant, was revoked and sentenced to three years in prison.

Joseph Baize, on probation for possession of a controlled substance, was sentenced to 180 days in state jail.

Michael Wayne Caraway pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance drug free zone and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Bud Lee Hetrick pleaded guilty to forgery and was sentenced to nine months in state jail.