Pleads guilty

A Quinlan man has been placed on probation, sentenced to jail time and fined after pleading guilty to an indictment of family violence assault, for reportedly striking his girlfriend with a vehicle.

A Quinlan man has been placed on probation, sentenced to jail time and fined after pleading guilty to an indictment of family violence assault, for reportedly striking his girlfriend with a vehicle.

Phillip Michael Nunez, 30, was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury in June 2018 on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury/family violence.

Nunez was alleged to have used a motor vehicle to strike a female victim, with whom he was involved with a relationship, in Hawk Cove on Dec. 3, 2017. He had pleaded not guilty and trial was scheduled to begin next Monday in the 196th District Court.

The charge is a first degree felony, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of up to life in prison.

Nunez entered the guilty plea during a hearing in the court Tuesday. Under a plea bargain arrangement Nunez was placed on 10 years of deferred adjudication probation, with 150 hours of community service, a $500 fine and 180 days in the Hunt County Jail.

Nunez was also ordered to have no contact with the victim or the family.