Commonwealth v. Delvin Lapaul Henderson; Commonwealth v. Brandon Michael Williams; Armed Robbers Caught Immediately After Crime Receive Lengthy Prison Sentences

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Delvin Lapaul Henderson, 29 years old, formerly of the 1100 block of 34th Street in Newport News, Virginia, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley for charges of Robbery, Use of Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by Felon (Violent), and Destruction of Property < $1,000. Judge Shockley sentenced Henderson to 33 years in prison with 12 years suspended, leaving 21 years to serve.

Co-defendant Brandon Michael Williams, age 31, formerly of the 600 block of Kates Trace Circle in Newport News, Virginia, was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge A. Bonwill Shockley for charges of Robbery, Use of Firearm, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon (Non-violent), Possession of Schedule I/II Drug, and Destruction of Property < $1,000.  Judge Shockley sentenced Williams to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended leaving eight (8) years to serve. 

The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on November 22, 2014, Delvin Lapaul Henderson and his co-defendant, Brandon Williams, committed an armed robbery at gunpoint outside of Aqua Lounge off Newtown Road in Virginia Beach.  As the club was closing, the victim and his friend were walking to their car when Henderson approached them and displayed a gun.  The victim’s friend fled, and the victim tried to hide behind a van.  Williams fired a gun, striking the van.  Henderson demanded the victim hand over his gold necklace.  Williams then pulled up in a white SUV and Henderson jumped in.  Club security and the police stopped the SUV before it could leave the parking lot.  Police recovered two guns in the SUV, one still warm to the touch.  The victim’s necklace was found in Henderson’s pocket.  Officers found heroin in Williams’ pocket. 

Henderson’s prior convictions include Robbery, Abduction, Burglary, Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I/II Drug, Petit Larceny, Accessory After the Fact in Felony, Contempt,  and traffic offenses.

Williams’ prior convictions include Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine (5 counts), Contempt of Court (2 counts), Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Heroin, Simple Assault by Mob, and Contribute to Delinquency of a Minor.

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