2012-02-01 / Crime & Courts

Lyford man gets 2 years for assaulting woman

Alberto “Beto” Gonzales Alberto “Beto” Gonzales The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Alberto “ Beto” Gonzales, 50, of Lyford, TX, was found guilty of aggravated assault. The defendant was sentenced to 2 years in prison. On September 17, 2011 the victim spoke to the Lyford Police Department and reported an aggravated assault that occurred at her residence. The victim told the officer that the defendant would occasionally stay at her residence. The victim reported on September 14, 2011, the defendant became upset and threatened her with a kitchen knife. The victim later provided an affidavit of non-prosecution to dismiss the case, however the State proceeded with case and the defendant was found guilty. The punishment range for aggravated assault is from probation to 20 years in prison. The District Attorney’s Office will aggressively prosecute crimes of violence and would like to thank the Lyford Police Chief Paul Campbell and Officer Paul Alvarado for their participation in this case. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Bernard Ammerman and First Assistant District Attorney Scott Greenbaum.

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