April 4, 2023



A Shreveport man convicted in January of committing three separate armed robberies must serve more than 37 years in prison, a Caddo District Court judge ordered Tuesday, April 4, 2023.


District Judge Donald E. Hathaway Jr. sentenced Jermon Malik James, 20, to 12-1/2 years at hard labor for each robbery, consecutive to each other and consecutive to a 12-1/2 year sentence James already is serving for a fourth armed robbery committed in Bossier City. Altogether, James must serve 50 years without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.


James was convicted as charged January 13, 2023, in Caddo District Court. Jurors then determined James committed three separate armed robberies over the space of two days, December 4-5, 2019. Two were at separate locations on Jewella Avenue, while a third occurred on Pines Road. Each involved the use of a handgun. He eventually was arrested in Bossier City in the commission of the fourth armed robbery.


Assistant District Attorneys Courtney Ray and Victoria Washington prosecuted the case, docket No. 386,860. James was defended by Elizabeth Gibson and Carter Lawrence.