A New Orleans man caught breaking and entering a Shreveport business last September was convicted in Caddo District Court Thursday, July 15, 2021.

Randolph William Myrick, 44, was convicted of simple burglary by the three-man, three-woman jury in District Judge Donald Hathaway Jr.’s court after 15 minutes of deliberation. The decision was unanimous.

The jury determined that on September 2, 2020, Myrick broke a plate-glass window of the Bos Man Barber World in the Westwood Shopping Center at 3554 Greenwood Road, entered the business and tried to pry open the vending machine, causing about $5,000 in damages. He was interrupted by a Shreveport Police officer conducting routine business checks. The officer saw Myrick run from the business and pursued him in her patrol car, subduing him a short distance away. Myrick left his burglary tools inside the business. All these events were recorded on the officer’s mobile recording unit. That video was played for the jury.

When Myrick returns to Judge Hathaway’s court August 18, 2021, he faces a sentence of up to 12 years in prison with or without hard labor.

Myrick was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Trinicia Leonard and Jason Waltman. He was defended by David McClatchey.