A League City man was sentenced Friday to a year of deferred probation for assaulting his girlfriend.

Kelly Scott Lawson, 26, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member as part of a plea agreement, Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith said.

Lawson had initially been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but the prosecutor agreed to downgrade the charge because the victim said she didn’t want to file criminal charges and recanted part of her accusations, Smith said.

Dickinson police arrested Lawson in September after receiving a call about a dispute in the 6800 block of Dogwood Cliff Lane, Smith said.

Police arrived and found Lawson at a nearby address, bleeding from his left shoulder, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Lawson told police that his girlfriend hit him with a glass candle, according to the affidavit.

Police then spoke to the girlfriend, who was bleeding from several lacerations, according to an affidavit.

She told police the two had been in an argument when Lawson hit her in the face several times and knocked her onto a couch, according to the affidavit.

The girlfriend said she briefly lost consciousness during the assault and swung a glass jar at Lawson to get him away, according to the affidavit.

The girlfriend said Lawson’s brother witnessed the incident and left to call police, according to the affidavit.

The girlfriend said Lawson then grabbed a shard of glass and attacked her before she ran into the laundry room and locked the door, according to the affidavit.

Police found blood on the floor, walls and couch in the residence, according to the affidavit.

The girlfriend during prosecution said Lawson didn’t use a shard of glass and that he only knocked her to the ground, Smith said.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com

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