PERRY -- A 38-year-old man accused of attacking his ex-girlfriend and another man with a butcher knife in 2009 has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Juan Cordova-Sanchez also was sentenced last week in Houston County Superior Court to three years probation, barred from Houston County and ordered to have no contact with his ex-girlfriend.
Judge George Nunn sentenced Cordova-Sanchez immediately after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault in the attack.
Another count of aggravated assault and other charges of simple battery, terroristic threats or acts and cruelty to children were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, according to court records.
Cordova-Sanchez was a fugitive for more than five years before he was arrested March 11 by the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force in Ellington, Connecticut, where he had been living.
In the 2:58 a.m. assault Oct. 25, 2009, Cordova-Sanchez sliced Ronnie Jean Ortiz across her throat and stabbed Jose Castellano-Gonzalez in the back and hand at Ortiz’s house in the 900 block of Oak Avenue in Warner Robins.
According to the 2009 police report, Ortiz and Castellano-Gonzalez arrived at Ortiz’s house, and as she was opening the back door, she saw her ex-boyfriend, identified as Cordova-Sanchez, walking from the backyard with the knife.
She told police that Cordova-Sanchez swung the knife at her, cutting her throat. She fell to the ground and started screaming, the report said.
Castellano-Gonzalez began fighting with Cordova-Sanchez over the knife, while Ortiz called 911 on her cellphone. Castellano-Gonzalez told police he wrestled the knife away from Cordova-Sanchez, who fled on foot through the backyard toward Pine Street.
Castellano-Gonzalez received several cuts on his back and a deep cut on his right hand, the report said.
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