LEWISTON -- A north-central Idaho man has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for partially blinding an acquaintance with acid in 2010.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that 2nd District Judge Carl Kerrick said 30-year-old Brandon T. Eddins would be eligible for parole after serving six years for felony aggravated assault.

Eddins was convicted of throwing a caustic substance into the face of 30-year-old man Daniel Hight during an altercation in July 2010. Hight lost sight in his left eye after the altercation.

A jury convicted Eddins of felony aggravated assault and the court labeled him a persistent violator because he has three prior felony convictions. But just before the verdict, Eddins fled and spent a month in hiding. Police found Eddins in a Lewiston apartment in November.

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