Robber arrested by Grand Prairie’s police chief gets 60 years in prison

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An armed robber who was arrested last year by Grand Prairie’s police chief has been sentenced to 60 years in prison.

Davon Paul Barrett, 24, was convicted Wednesday, according to a news release from the Tarrant County district attorney’s office.

Barrett was accused of using a handgun to rob a woman on Jan. 10, 2011, at a convenience store in the 2100 block of Texas 360 in Grand Prairie.

He fled the scene, but police Chief Steve Dye, who was in the area, heard a radio call about the robbery and a description of the getaway vehicle. He saw the vehicle, stopped it and arrested Barrett.

During his trial this week, Barrett chose to have state District Judge George Gallagher decide his sentence. He will hve to serve at least half of the 60-year sentence before he is eligible for parole, according to the news release.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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