A Texan convicted in Caddo District Court in early November, 2017, for armed robbery and attempted rape in 2014 was sentenced to life in prison this week as a habitual offender.

The sentence for Joseph Martin Bryant was meted out Thursday, January 4, 2018, by Caddo District Judge Brady D. O’Callaghan.

A Caddo Parish Jury determined November 8 that Bryant, 42, of Dallas, broke into his victim’s residence on August 22, 2014 armed with a knife and attempted to rape his victim before robbing her of cash and fleeing.

Bryant’s sentence was imposed without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence due to determination he was a habitual offender. His Caddo conviction was his third felony conviction. Per Texas Department of Criminal Justice records, Bryant had prior convictions for robbery with serious bodily injury and second-degree sexual assault, both in 1994. Bryant was released from the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on February 27, 2014 and committed the Caddo Parish offenses six months later.

Assistant district attorneys Mekisha Smith Creal and Monique Y. Metoyer were prosecutors. Bryant was defended by Mary Harried and Carlos Prudhomme.