By LeaAnne Klentzman
Cody Wade Henson was convicted of Aggravated Robbery and sentenced by a jury on August 25, 2011. According to Assistant District Attorney Jeff Strange, “Henson was 18 years-old when he committed the aggravated robbery in the Briargate subdivision on December 13, 2009.” The details of the case were that Henson and a juvenile approached a 72 year-old man in his driveway at 5 a.m. As the teen held a gun to the victim’s head and demanded his wallet, Henson ransacked the man’s pickup truck looking for valuables, said Strange.
The robbery was cut short after a neighbor looked outside and realized what was happening and ran outside with a pistol, firing two shots in the air. Hearing the shots, another neighbor came outside with a shotgun. The juvenile was disarmed by the neighbors and both suspects were held spread-eagle on the ground until Houston police arrived.
“The jury deliberated only 15 minutes before finding Henson guilty of aggravated robbery, said Strange. “Apparently these two young men didn’t get the memo that the people in Briargate are sick of being victimized, but the defendant now has 20 years to think about it.”
Henson was prosecuted in the 434th District Court before Presiding Judge James H. Shoemake. Aggravated Robbery is a first-degree felony punishable by 5-99 years or life in prison and a fine up to $10,000. The defendant was probation eligible.
Assistant District Attorneys Jeff Strange and Elizabeth Lieb prosecuted the case. Attorneys Michael Diaz and Cary Faden represented the defendant.