Antonio Washington is on Deferred Adjudication for three prior violent aggravated robberies. He received 10 years probation in November of 2019, by Judge Hilary Unger of Harris County's 248th District Court. Within less than a month of receiving probation, Washington escaped from a correctional facility and went on the run. A felony warrant was filed for his arrest and three more felony warrants were filed from the prior aggravated robbery cases.
Yesterday, armed with a shotgun, Antonio Washington attempted to rob a NE Harris County Walmart. Fortunately for the innocent employees and customers, a plainclothes Houston Police officer was inside of the Walmart. Our officer engaged with the armed suspect (Washington). He was shot and disarmed. Our officer then provided first aid to him. This just goes to show the mindset and integrity of our officers. Washington was then transported to a local hospital and faces numerous charges related to yesterday's aggravated robbery. Thanks to the heroic actions of our officer, the threat of Antonio Washington killing or seriously injuring anyone was neutralized.
Yeaterday's incident could have been avoided if Antonio Washington was in prison - where he belongs. Antonio Washington pleaded guilty to three violent commercial aggravated robberies in Judge Hilary Unger's court. He could have been sentenced anywhere from 5 to 99 years in prison. Instead, he was given deferred adjudication and let back out to victimize more innocent people.
The victims of Antonio Washington's selfish, evil, and deadly behavior deserve justice. How many more examples like Antonio Washington are out there?#VictimsDeserveBetter #HarrisCountyDeservesBetter
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