A Shreveport man was convicted in Caddo District Court Tuesday, June 11, 2024, of armed robbery.
The nine-man, three-woman jury in District Judge Donald E. Hathaway Jr.’s court found Derrick Dewayne Glover, 35, guilty as charged after less than an hour of deliberation.
Through evidence and witness testimony, the jury learned that on July 20, 2019, Glover entered the Shreveport Cash Advance on Hearne Avenue, armed with a knife and wearing a welder’s mask. He jumped over the front desk and demanded money from the sole employee. The employee gave him money from the register, but he then demanded she take him to the safe where more money was kept. Glover then left the business with the loose cash and a safety deposit box. However, the employee noticed Glover just before he entered the business, seeing his face and recognizing him as a frequent customer; he also drove to the business in his own vehicle. In addition, the welder’s mask he wore to commit the crime was recovered from his place of employment.
When Glover returns to Judge Hathaway’s court August 12, 2024, he faces a mandatory sentence of at least 10 years and up too 99 years in prison without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
Glover was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Cheyenne Wilson and Jason Waltman. He was defended by Katherine Ferguson and Evan McMichael.
The case was docket No. 396680.