A man charged with armed robbery of a Raceway on North Market Street a year ago pleaded guilty Monday, May 23, 2022 in Caddo District Court.

Jawon Davante Houston, 23, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty in District Judge Donald Hathaway Jr.’s courtroom to the May 21, 2021 robbery.

In that robbery, Houston entered the business, walking around inside before approaching the counter. Store video showed him removing a gun from his front pocket and pointing it at the clerk, who raised his hands and then got on the grounds face-down. Houston then opened the cash register, removing cash and taking cigarettes as he fled.

Following the guilty plea, Judge Hathaway sentenced Houston to serve 20 years in prison at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Houston was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Victoria Washington. He was defended by Stephen Glassell.