David J. Henderson, 21, of Sherman, pleaded guilty to two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, two counts of Burglary of a Habitation, and one count of Tampering with Physical Evidence.


Henderson was sentenced to 15 years in prison as a result of a plea agreement with the Grayson County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.


Judge Larry Phillips announced the sentence in the 59 th District Court.


Henderson must serve at least 7.5 years before being considered for parole.


The incident surrounding this case happening on Dec. 8, 2019 when Sherman Police responded to a 911 call of a stabbing. When officers arrived, they interviewed a victim who advised David Henderson came into the apartment and beat the victim with bat and stabbed her in the head with a sharp object.


Immediately following the attack, Henderson returned to his own apartment, removed his blood-covered clothing, placed the clothing into a bathtub, and covered them in bleach.


Henderson then went to another nearby apartment complex and knocked on a strangers’ door. When the occupant opened the door, Henderson grabbed the occupant and threw him outside. Henderson then entered the apartment and locked the door front door. When confronted by a female inside the apartment, Henderson then attacked the woman. When Sherman Police finally located Henderson in the last apartment, Henderson exited, kicked the occupant he had earlier removed, and then ran from the officers.


“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. District Attorney Brett Smith added, “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.”


The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Don Hoover.