Dallas Man Gets 75 Years for Shooting Ex-girlfriend as She Drove to Police Station to Flee Him

A Dallas man who shot his ex-girlfriend as she drove to a police station to get away from him has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.Brandon Damond Woods, 33, was sentenced Monday, court records show. He had pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in April.In March 2018, Woods' ex-girlfriend — who is also the mother of two of his children — attempted to flee him and drive to the Richardson Police Department for safety.Woods drove after her, authorities said, and fired three shots at her car. One of the bullets went through the vehicle's door and struck the women in the abdomen, causing her to need emergency surgery.At the time, Woods was serving five years of probation after pleading guilty to two charges in Dallas County in 2017. In one of those cases, he was accused of choking the same ex-girlfriend — abuse that Collin County prosecutors introduced as evidence at his punishment hearing.In addition to that family-violence assault case, Woods' criminal history includes convictions in Dallas County for burglary, escape, possession of a controlled substance, theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle."Violent abusers who terrorize innocent victims will pay the price in Collin County," District Attorney Greg Willis said in a written statement.  Continue reading...

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