A Shreveport man who robbed a liquor store delivery man of a case of cognac last fall was convicted in Caddo District Court Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Jamar Dewayne Trotter, 24, was found guilty of armed robbery by the three-man, nine-woman jury in District Judge Donald Hathaway Jr.’s courtroom after 80 minutes’ deliberation. The verdict was unanimous.
The jury determined that on October 22, 2020, Trotter and an accomplice robbed a delivery driver for Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits who had stopped to make a delivery at a liquor store in the 4900 block of Mansfield Road. The accomplice waited until the driver left his vehicle, then removed a case of Hennessy from the truck. When the driver returned, a struggle ensued and that was when Trotter produced a handgun and pointed it at the driver, who relinquished the cognac. Trotter and his accomplice then drove away.
However, the armed robbery was captured on surveillance video, and at trial the driver and an independent witness identified Trotter as the gunman.
When Trotter returns to Judge Hathaway’s courtroom May 19, 2021, he faces a prison term of at least 10 years and up to 99 years without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Trotter was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Victoria Washington. He was defended by David McClatchey.