Hights to serve 17 years for assaults
A Caldwell County jury sentenced Calvin Davis Hights to 17 years in prison for two counts of the felony offense of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
Hights was accused of attacking two individuals with a knife on the evening of April 16, 2007. The jury heard evidence that he was chasing a female victim with a knife when a passerby stopped his car and attempted t
o assist the female. Hights then turned his attack onto the individual who attempted to help the female.
The woman was able to flee with the man before Hights was able to inflict any injuries on the two victims.
Aggravated Assault, normally a second degree, occurs when a person threatens imminent bodily injury with a deadly weapon. The jury found Hights guilty on Thursday afternoon and returned Friday for sentencing. After hearing evidence of Hights” criminal history, the jury assessed 17 years on each count which will run concurrently.
Since the jury returned a finding of a deadly weapon, Hights will have to serve at least half of his prison sentence before he is eligible for parole.
The case was tried before Judge Todd Blomerth in the 421st District Court of Caldwell County. Hights was represented in court by Austin attorney Richard Jones. First Assistant District Attorney Josh Erwin prosecuted the case on behalf of the State of Texas.
(Courtesy of Trey Hicks)