Judge Reva Towslee Corbett handed down the tough sentence in this week’s session of the 21st district court for after Dwayne Bonner pled guilty to the March 25th incident in which he struck his female companion with a hammer in a pre-dawn fight.
Bonner was arrested soon after the victim came to the emergency room of the Scott and White Hospital in Brenham. She told Brenham Police Officer Hunter Andras that he attacked her once she told him she wanted to break up.
Assistant District Attorney Eric Berg said the victim was still able to report the crime after suffering severe injuries.
Judge Corbett also ordered Bonner to pay nearly $5200 restitution.
Thirty-seven year old Samuel Macaroy McDonald was sentenced to a year deferred adjudication probation after he pled guilty to an family violence charge for an incident that happened just a few weeks ago. McDonald could have spent 10 years in prison after he was arrested on June 9th for choking his wife. Brenham police officer Heather Sowders came to their home in the 1500 block of Tom Green after the victim reported her husband had come home ‘in a bad mood.’ That led to an argument that led to the choking incident. The woman had no bruises or abrasions, but Officer Sowders found enough evidence to arrest McDonald for impeding breathing. The charge was then reduced to a Class A misdemeanor. Berg said the charge was reduced because of the current family situation.
A 44-year old Brenham man will be spending the next three years in prison after Judge Corbett revoked his nine year old probation agreement for a driving while intoxicated guilty plea. James Patrick Bozeman was arrested in January of 2005. He must also pay $783 fine. Berg said Bozeman had several ‘technical violations’ of his probation.
Judge Corbett also sentenced 33-year old Brooke Finkenbiner of Austin for a 3rd offense of driving while intoxicated. She was arrested in September of last year. Berg said Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies pulled Finkenbiner over after they saw racing at speeds of over 100 miles per hour in the pre-dawn hours of September 26th, 2013. It was clear from the start of the traffic stop that she was heavily intoxicated. Judge Corbett gave her five years probation and ordered her to pay a $1500 fine. She must also spend 10 days in the Washington County jail.
Thirty-six year old Teresa Ann Schwartz was sentenced to two years in prison for exploiting the elderly. She was arrested in October of 2012. Berg said Schwartz took advantage of an elderly neighbor, stole her credit cards and ran up a bill of over $800. Judged Corbett sentenced Schwartz to two years in prison and ordered her to pay the money back.
Berg said once in a while a person transgresses the law right in front of law enforcement officers. He says that is what 48-year old Danny Crone did in August of last year, when he was on property of the Brenham Housing Authority. Brenham police saw a ‘transaction’ take place, dealing with cocaine. Judge Corbett sentenced Crone to three years deferred adjudication and ordered him to perform 120 hours of community service.