A Shreveport man who beat and blinded his former girlfriend, broke into her apartment and abandoned his five-year-old son pleaded guilty to an assortment of domestic violence-related charges in Caddo District Court Wednesday, January 10, 2024, the day before his trial was to commence.


Anthony Wayne Bryant, 30, pleaded guilty to home invasion, domestic abuse with serious bodily injury and domestic abuse child endangerment before District Judge Donald E. Hathaway Jr., who will sentence him March 6, 2024.


Bryant faces imprisonment of at least one year and up to 30 years on the home invasion conviction. For domestic abuse child endangerment Bryant faces up to three years in prison at hard labor. He faces up to eight years at hard labor for domestic abuse with serious bodily injury. Prior to Bryant’s plea, the Caddo District Attorney’s office retained the right to file a Habitual Offender Bill to enhance any sentence imposed by Judge Hathaway.


In January 2022, Bryant’s victim ended their relationship and asked him to move out. In March and April of 2022, Bryant repeatedly tried to reconcile with the victim despite being told over and over that she was not interested in him.


On May 7, 2022, Bryant snuck into the victim’s apartment with his child from another woman. Bryant shoved the victim, who ran next door and asked her neighbor to call police. Bryant fled, leaving his 5-year-old son behind in his victim’s apartment. Police arrived and took custody of the child. Bryant later returned to the apartment, kicked in the door and repeatedly hit her in the face. After she fell to the floor, he began to stomp her. As a result of the attack, the victim suffered a fractured orbital bone, which eventually resulted in blindness in her right eye.  She also suffered a serious leg injury.


Assistant District Attorneys Jason Waltman and Christopher Bowman prosecuted Bryant. He was defended by Elizabeth Gibson.


The case was docket No. 389011.