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.

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