Dangerous felon receives 30 years

Dangerous felon receives 30 years

Dacqure Holmes was sentenced to 30 years in prison, for two counts of aggravated robbery, which was announced by District Attorney Bob Wortham Monday, Aug. 27. 

According to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office of Jefferson County, on March 20, 2017, Holmes held a 14-year-old at shotgun point at a bus stop in Port Arthur. Holmes stole money from the juvenile and forced him to remove all of his clothing. 

Eight days later, he assaulted and threatened a cable man at gunpoint at the Villa Main Apartments in Port Arthur. Leading up to the assault, Holmes threatened a Michael Zeno with a semi-automatic pistol as well as crashing a SUV into two different vehicles including the Dish Network Company truck being used by the cable man. 

“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. 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,” said prosecutor Rachel Grove.  

Judge John Stevens presided over the case. Dacqure Homes was sentenced to 30 years in prison, which will run consecutively with the 71 months he was sentenced to by the Honorable Judge Marcia Crone in the United States District Court on the count of felon in possession of a firearm.