Attempted robber near WLPD nets sentence of 25 years

Courtesy: Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy: Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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