GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas (CW39) — A La Marque man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for assaulting his girlfriend with a knife.

Last June, officers responded to a report of a woman bleeding outside of an apartment. 

The victim had crawled from a nearby storage unit and left a trail blood. Investigators found the woman with cuts on her neck, head, arms, and fingers. 

Shawn Readeaux was eventually found with blood on his pants and a bloody shirt and knife nearby. 

Officers arrested Readeaux and the victim was taken to a hospital where she survived her injuries.  

Readeaux, 45, will be eligible for parole after serving one half of his sentence.