Plea deal reached in robbery attempt

A man who spent most of his life in prison was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment for attempted armed robbery yesterday.

Dyvonne Woodside, 27, pulled an imitation gun on Terrance Williams and demanded all of his money as they rode a route 7A bus on December 18, 2015, the court heard.

But Williams fought back and disarmed Woodside, who sat next to him during the bus ride, and forced him to flee.

Williams told police that the bald-headed assailant was wearing a red FNM T-shirt, shorts and slippers. He also had the word hard tattooed on his neck.

Police arrested Woodside on December 21 and recovered a red FNM T-shirt among his belongings and photographed his tattoos.

Williams picked Woodside out during a police line-up on December 23.

Woodside’s lawyer, Keevon Maynard, said that the father-of-three was remorseful and had changed his life.

Justice Carolita Bethell observed that Woodside’s criminal history began at the age of 13 and that he had been in and out of prison since then.

Bethell said that Woodside’s remorse appeared genuine as he had not been accused of any more crimes while on bail.

He has been credited with the 26 months that he spent on remand, which means that he has 34 months remaining on his sentence.

Abigail Farrington appeared for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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