Odessa Man Sentenced on Aggravated Assault Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man, found guilty by an Ector county jury, on aggravated assault charges.

33-year-year-old Sonny Silvas will serve 33 years behind bars.

Silvas was arrested back in October of 2009 for threatening his girlfriend with a steel pipe.

At the time, Silva was accused of pushing the woman down, hitting her, and then swinging the pipe at her head.

Now the case was enhanced because of a prior felony.

Silvas will also have to pay a $10,000 fine.