Local man sentenced to 18 years in prison for domestic violence crimes

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- This is a copy of a news release sent by the Brazos County District Attorney's Office:

Ethan Lambert, 19, of College Station, was sentenced to 18 years in prison after a plea of guilty to four separate violent offenses, and two drug offenses, in front of Hon. Judge Kyle Hawthorne this morning.

Lambert was first arrested in September of 2017 for possession of marijuana and a felony drug charge. He bonded out on those two cases, and in March of 2018, Brazos County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call from a concerned neighbor reporting that Lambert was punching and kicking his girlfriend in his front yard.

The caller also saw Lambert drag the victim back into Lambert’s home during the assault. Lambert was arrested for Assault Family Violence.

Two months later, the College Station Police Department responded to another 911 call reporting that Lambert broke into a stranger’s home in order to assault his ex-girlfriend, the same victim in the prior case.

The ex-girlfriend was able to escape through a bedroom window, but when the homeowner tried to get Lambert to leave, he assaulted her. Lambert returned to the home later that night and cut his ex-girlfriend with a knife on her arms and face. Lambert left the scene before
the police arrived.

College Station Police Department responded to a third 911 call days later after Lambert broke into another stranger’s home looking for his ex-girlfriend.

A young girl was home at the time and she was forced to hide in a cupboard as Lambert destroyed property inside the home. Lambert again left the scene prior to police arrival.. He was arrested on all three of these cases shortly thereafter.

Because of Lambert’s continued violent and aggressive choices, he was
charged with two separate Burglary of Habitation cases and an Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon case.

Lambert pled guilty to all his pending cases and is now serving an 18
year sentence for family violence.

These case were investigated by the Bryan and College Station Police Departments, along with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Cahal McColgan and Jessica Escue.

“This defendant is a danger not only to the person who he is in a
relationship with but also to the people of this community who
stand up to domestic violence. This type of behavior cannot be
tolerated.” - Cahal McColgan, Assistant District Attorney