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Teen Found Guilty of Aggravated Robbery in Garland, Sentenced to 13 Years

Daqualin Williams

On March 28, 2024, an 18-year-old named Daqualin Williams was found guilty of Aggravated Robbery by a Dallas County Jury and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

The incident took place in March 2023 when a Garland man returned home after a 12-hour construction shift. As he approached his apartment complex after dark, two masked men emerged from the shadows. One of them wielded a pistol with a red laser sight and pointed it at the victim's chest. They demanded his belongings, including keys, phone, and passport. Suddenly, a third suspect struck the man from behind, inflicting severe injuries to his head. The assailants fled with the victim's car and possessions.

Garland Police responded, and surveillance footage captured the stolen vehicle near a local gas station. The next day, Williams, the defendant, was spotted driving the stolen car. When police tried to arrest him, he attempted to escape, even putting on a black ski mask in the process. However, law enforcement managed to apprehend him. Subsequent investigation uncovered damning evidence on Williams' phone, including an image matching the description of the firearm used in the robbery and a message acknowledging the theft.

Despite his age, Williams was convicted by the jury and sentenced to 13 years in prison. Williams was probation eligible from a jury. 

The Garland Police Department conducted the investigation.

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