LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 38-year-old Lufkin man pleaded guilty to brandishing a machete as he chased his ex-girlfriend and her male friend around her house and car back in May.
Mario Arias Limon appeared in Judge Paul White's 217th Judicial District Court on Thursday. After Limon pleaded guilty, White sentenced him to two concurrent eight-year prison terms for the two felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
In a previous East Texas news story, Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said that the victim was watering plants and talking to a male friend in the yard of her home on Montrose Street when Limon showed up carrying a machete. Limon allegedly started chasing the male friend down the street.
When Limon couldn't catch the male friend, he allegedly started chasing his ex-girlfriend around her yard and her vehicle.
Casper said after the woman yelled for help, her daughter looked out to see Limon chasing the victim. Lufkin Police officers arrived on the scene a short time later, and Limon was taken into custody.
Limon and the victim had not been involved in a relationship for approximately nine months, Casper said.