SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - A Sherman man will spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty to assault and burglary at two homes.
David Henderson, 21, is sentenced to 15 years in prison on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of burglary of a habitation and one count of tampering with physical evidence. He must serve at least 7.5 years before he is eligible for parole.
Police say Henderson broke into a Sherman apartment on December 8, 2019 where he stabbed a woman and beat her with a baseball bat during an attempted sexual assault.
Police say after Henderson returned to his own apartment, where he put his blood-covered clothes into a bathtub and covered them with bleach, he left for another apartment complex and assaulted a woman and her son with items in their home.
“This defendant claimed he was high on methamphetamine during his crime spree. These were vicious, unprovoked attacks and are a classic example of the dangers of hard core drug use. Methamphetamine poses a real danger to our community,” said Assistant District Attorney Don Hoover.
“I think Henderson realized his best bet was taking a plea agreement as opposed to facing a Grayson County jury on a crime of violence. Pleading Henderson to a 15 years sentence on a case which carried a 20 year maximum sentence is great work by our office. Henderson had no real criminal history,” said District Attorney Brett Smith.