An Augusta man with a history of beating up his girlfriend pleaded guilty Tuesday in a new case.
Clarence Dunbar, 45, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to felony family violence battery and cruelty to children. Judge Sheryl B. Jolly sentenced Dunbar to serve three years in prison followed by three years probation.
In the latest case, Dunbar and Ericka Williams got into an argument Jan. 8 and Dunbar punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground, Assistant District Attorney Natalie Paine said. Williams’ 10-year-old daughter told officers while Dunbar had her mother by the neck she hit him with a broom to try to make him stop. When Dunbar turned on the child, Williams grabbed a knife and stabbed him, Paine said.
Dunbar was previously convicted of domestic violence charges for assaulting Williams in November 2011 and June 2012.