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Robbery sentence: 30 years in prison


Special to The News

A Port Arthur man was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison for two counts of aggravated robbery in March 2017.

Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham said in an issued statement Tuesday that Dacqure Holmes, 39, of Port Arthur was sentenced in the Criminal District Court of Jefferson County on Monday.

He was convicted of the March 20, 2017, robbery of a 14-year-old at a bus stop in Port Arthur. Holmes used a shotgun in the robbery and forced the boy to remove his clothing.

Eight days later, Holmes assaulted and threatened a cable man at gunpoint at the Villa Main Apartments in Port Arthur.

“When an aggravated robbery happens we all hear about it on the news and we feel outrage that this is happening in our community. But, we have become desensitized as a community to these types of offenses,” said prosecutor Rachel Grove. “This type of behavior should not be viewed as the new normal. Those people who engage in this type of activity will be punished and they will be punished severely.”

Judge John Stevens presided over the case and imposed sentence.

Holmes’ sentence will run consecutively with time to which he was sentenced in federal court.