Lufkin man gets 20 years in bottle attacks

Kevin Ledet mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Kevin Ledet mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A district judge Tuesday handed down two 20-year prison sentences for a Lufkin man who had pleaded guilty in the attacks of two people in May 2010.

Kevin Phillip Ledet Jr., 31, pleaded guilty without a deal in August. Judge Paul White determined the concurrent sentences after a pre-sentence investigation.

According to the arrest report, around midnight on May 8, a 43-year-old man was walking in the 800 block of North Raguet Street when Ledet and Keith Allen King, 21, of Lufkin, stopped their vehicle near him, asked the victim a question to bring him closer to their vehicle, and then used a beer bottle to strike the victim's face, causing a laceration below his eye.

The second victim, a 45-year-old man, was walking in the 900 block of Weaver Avenue when he was attacked in a manner similar to the first attack, causing massive facial injuries, including lacerations and bone fractures, and rendering the victim unconscious, according to the report. The pair also stole his cell phone, according to the report.

Witness-provided information and DNA evidence collected from the crime scenes assisted detectives in identifying the suspects as Ledet and King.  In December, the investigating detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of Ledet and King, each for the offenses of aggravated assault and aggravated robbery.

The state allowed Ledet to plead guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, instead of the robbery and assault charges.

King has also pleaded guilty to the crime and is scheduled for a sentencing on January 4.

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