BEAUMONT - Judge John Stevens has sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for firing shots inside his home while he was high on PCP and threatening his children.
The judge sentenced Delton Davis, 35, for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, during a hearing Monday morning.
According to court documents, Davis' teenaged children called 911 on August 10, 2013, to report that their father was high on "dip." "Dip" is a street term for PCP.
The children reported that their father was already high on "dip" and angry when one of them said 'yes, ma'am.' to Davis by mistake. Davis began to wave the pistol and fired it several times inside the home.
At least one of the shots was fired in the direction of Davis' 11-month-old daughter and her 14-year-old sister, exploded a nearby battery. Both girls were struck by the contents and shrapnel from the explosion. Davis also pointed the gun directly at his older daughter while she was trying to protect her sister. Two of the children were eventually able to escape the house but they were unable to remove the infant.
Beaumont Police responded and found Davis with his infant daughter. He admitted firing several shots in the home while his children were inside. Officers found the interior of Davis' home riddled with bullet holes and flooded with water due to a bullet hitting the water main.
Judge Stevens examined evidence in Davis' prior criminal history involving narcotics before the judge handed down his sentence.
Following sentencing, prosecutor Koby Hoffpauir said, "What these kids experienced was frightening and very sad. The fact that they survived their father's drug induced tirade is a miracle. A father's most important job is to protect his children. Davis placed his children in serious danger."
Davis must serve half of his 30 year sentence before he can be considered for parole.