16 Jan. – A 36-year-old career criminal who was convicted of robbery at a jury trial last year pleaded guilty to two more robberies last week and received two concurrent 12-year sentences.
An Ector County jury found Fredrick Calicutt guilty of robbing the Smoker’s Oasis on Grandview Avenue and sentenced him to 15 years in prison despite Ector County’s Dusty Gallivan asking them to send him to prison for life.
On Wednesday, Calicutt pleaded guilty to two additional robberies that occurred on January 6, 2020 and a fourth robbery case was dismissed.
Under the terms of his plea deal, Judge Justin Low sentenced Calicutt to 12 years in prison for each count and ordered them to serve the 15-year sentence at the same time.
While Calicutt can appeal his conviction and sentence in the Smoker’s Oasis robbery, he cannot appeal his conviction and sentence in the other two robberies.
Although Calicutt was not on trial in the Smoker’s Oasis case until October, he represented himself and made mistakes that allowed Gallivan to prove within hours of the Smoker’s Oasis robbery that he had robbed a DK, Kent Kwik and Subway in the same neighborhood.
Calicutt told jurors that his now-deceased twin brother committed all of the robberies, but an Ector County District Attorney’s Office investigator was never able to confirm that Calicutt even had twins.
Before going to trial, Calicutt had nine prior convictions for robbery, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. At least seven other similar charges were dismissed through the plea deal process.