On June 11, 2014 Judge G. Michael Canaday sentenced to Demonte Jamar Henry to a total of 25 years in prison. A jury convicted Henry of Attempted Armed Robbery and Attempted Armed Robbery with a firearm on May 15, 2014.
Henry was sentenced to 20 years in prison on the Attempted Armed Robbery charge and an additional five years on the Attempted Armed Robbery with a Firearm charge. The additional charge is considered a firearm enhancement, and the sentence must run consecutively to any other sentence. He must serve the first 20 years without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Henry was convicted of attempting to rob a man at gunpoint in September of 2012. The incident occurred on Doris Alley in Lake Charles.
Detective Colby Thompson handled the investigation for the Lake Charles Police Department.
Assistant District Attorney Tara Hawkins prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office with the help of Assistant District Attorney Brittany Bell.