East Texas Man Charged With Woman’s Beating

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Leonard Edward Smith
Gregg County Jail

An East Texas man is accused of punching, dragging, and choking his girlfriend with an extension cord before she escaped to a nearby Whataburger. Leonard Edward Smith, 39, of Longview, is charged with assault/family violence by impeding someone’s breath or circulation. He remains jailed in Gregg County on $30,000 bond.