A civil service employee at the Fort Leonard Wood Army Base has been sentenced in federal court for assaulting his ex-wife and another person.
Kerwin Omar Martin, 51, was sentenced to two years and 10 months in federal prison without parole, according to reports from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Both Martin and his ex-wife were out of active duty service in the U.S. Army. They were employed in the civil service at Fort Leonard Wood and resided on base.
Martin pleaded guilty April 10 to one count of domestic assault and one count of assault.
Martin admitted he had smashed the living room window and climbed into his ex-wife's residence Oct. 9, 2018, while she was with their child and another person. Martin's ex-wife called 911 while all three of them ran out the back door. Martin followed them and assaulted the third person in the group. When Martin and his ex-wife were back inside the residence, he grabbed her by the throat, and she lost consciousness. Martin then pushed her up against the wall and punched her in the forehead. When Military Police arrived at the residence, the officer saw Martin holding his ex-wife against the wall and punching her in the head and face.
Martin had stalked and threatened his ex-wife during fall 2018, according to court documents.