Aggravated assault with deadly weapon nets 70-year sentence

Brandon Lee Manuel, 34, of the Blue Water Shores subdivision southeast of Granbury, recently was sentenced in district court to 70 years in prison after an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon conviction, D.A. Rob Christian said. Testimony indicated he pointed a gun at a man and a woman and threatened to kill both, Christian said. Previous convictions and two other prison stays enhanced the potential punishment range to 25 to 99 years or life.