A former Washington man has begun a two-year probation term for breaking into his ex-wife’s house and beating her.

Anthony Jackson, 38, pleaded guilty on Feb. 15 to felony criminal trespass to a residence and misdemeanor domestic battery. A charge of home invasion was dismissed, and he was given credit for 100 days in custody after his arrest.

His victim said she was preparing her three children for school last Nov. 8 when Jackson kicked in the front door of her Washington home. She had not seen him since he moved out in April, she said.

After the children left, Jackson began slapping and punching her. One of the punches knocked the lenses from her glasses, a prosecutor’s court affidavit stated.

The woman persuaded him to let her go to work, but he followed her there and began yelling again. He left when she asked a co-worker to call the police, but he was arrested a short time later.