A Grimes County man is heading to prison for two decades for continuous assaults against two women.
A judge handed 42 year old Charles Joshua Raines of Plantersville a 20 year sentence, the maximum for the Continuous Assault Family Violence charges he faced.
The incidents took place in 2015 and 2016.
The first in December 2015 was reported when Raines punched his mother in law in the eye, causing broken bones. He was arrested, and bailed out. Two months later in February 2016, Raines reportedly dragged the pregnant mother of his child by her hair from a College Station motel room, attempting to strangle her, and later, also punched her in the eye.
The press release says Raines also tried to contact the victims, and intimidate them into not cooperating.
Raines faces additional felony charges in Grimes County for Evading Arrest and Theft, plus other felony charges in Washington County. He also served time in prison for a bar fight that resulted in injuries in 2001.