A Brownwood man was sentenced to a pair of 20-year prison terms Monday in 35th District Court after pleading guilty to continuous violence against the family and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
    District Judge Steve Ellis approved a plea bargain negotiated between the district attorney’s office and defense attorney Jud Woodley and sentenced Carroll Leblanc Jr., 37, to the concurrent prison terms. The state dismissed a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as part of the plea bargain.
    Leblanc was indicted as a repeat offender, documents in Brown County District Clerk Cheryl Jones’ office state.
    LeBlanc was accused by indictment of assaulting a woman in December 2016 and of unlawfully possessing a firearm in February 2017.
    Leblanc was convicted of burglary of a building in January 2012 in Jefferson County and possessed a firearm before the fifth anniversary of his release from prison, the indictment states. Leblanc was also convicted in October 2014 of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
    According to a complaint filed by Brownwood police detective Kim Holland in justice of the peace court:
    Officers met with the victim, who had two black eyes, brushing across the bridge of her nose, dried blood on an ear, a broken blood vessels in an eye and a wound, possibly a burn, at a convenience store at 3 a.m. in November 2016.
    Officers learned through their investigation that Leblanc had assaulted the woman numerous times. The first time Leblanc assaulted the woman was the day he got out of prison, police learned. Leblanc was released from prison in August 2016 after serving a sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, the complaint states.