BRAZOS COUNTY, TX – The Brazos County Attorney’s Office announced that a man has been given the maximum sentence for violating the terms of his probation.
Ryan Seddon, 40, was sentenced by Judge Brick to 10 years in prison for the offense of assault-domestic violence with a previous conviction.
Seddon, a military veteran, pleaded guilty to the offense in 2014. Following his plea, Seddon was placed on deferred probation.
The defendant’s probation included terms to address his mental health and substance abuse issues and would have saved Seddon from a felony conviction.
However, in 2018, the state filed for judgment of his offense after Seddon violated numerous terms of his probation. Including, failing to show up as instructed and failing to submit to required drug and alcohol testing.
As a result of his violations, Seddon was convicted of domestic violence assault with a prior conviction and was sentenced to five years probation for the felony.
According to the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office, Seddon’s plea deal allowed him to continue to receive services addressing his mental health and substance abuse issues. However, their report states that Seddon assaulted several members of his family and sent threatening messages to the victim of the original offense for which he was placed on probation.
Seddon continued to use drugs and alcohol in violation of his terms of probation.
While incarcerated in Brazos County Jail, Seddon continued to display violent behavior and disregard for the rights of others.
Prosecutors presented evidence that while incarcerated, Seddon assaulted another inmate and repeatedly harassed female prison staff. The case was prosecuted by Brazos County Assistant District Attorneys Monica Mendoza and Kristin Burns.
“Domestic violence leaves more than just visible marks and bruises. Everyone deserves to live a life free of abuse. Because Ryan Seddon refused to stop using violence as a means of control, severe punishment was needed to protect the community. – Monica Mendoza and Kristin Burns, assistant district attorneys.
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