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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 14, 2018

New Orleans Resident Indicted for Westbank Robberies

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of Louisiana has indicted DARRYL HENRY, age 27, for three robberies with a firearm on August 24, 2018.  If convicted, HENRY faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

HENRY is accused of attempting to rob the Walmart Supercenter and the Winn-Dixie Supermarket in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans.  HENRY is also accused of robbing the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Harvey, Louisiana, of $6,992.00.

U.S. Attorney Strasser stated that an indictment is only an allegation, and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force, New Orleans Police Department, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Myles Ranier is handling the prosecution.

 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated September 14, 2018