WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man is sentenced to 25 years in prison after he tried to rob a West Lafayette business last spring and was caught near police headquarters.
Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington says 45-year-old Dwayne Hoard tried to rob The Sage’s Shoppe on Sagamore Parkway on April 13, 2013 with a knife. But he ran off, when the owner yelled for other people — who were in the back of the store — to come help.
Hoard ran off without any money and was arrested minutes later in a nearby parking lot, near West Lafayette police headquarters.
He pleaded guilty in January to attempted armed robbery and being a habitual offender.
Hoard was sentenced to 25 years in prison.