Man who robbed Meetinghouse Bank —and bit store clerk— gets five years in prison

A Dorchester man who pleaded guilty to robbing Meetinghouse Bank in Lower Mills and Alves Market near Uphams Corner— where he assaulted the clerk— is headed to prison for five years.

Hendrick Davis, 34, pleaded guilty last Friday in Suffolk Superior Court to the charges of Armed Masked Bank Robbery, Attempted Armed Robbery and Assault and Battery of a Person over 60.

Judge Beverly Cannone sentenced Davis to five years in state prison followed by three years of probation with the condition that he submit to random drug screens, be evaluated for substance abuse, seek and maintain employment, stay away from the Meetinghouse Bank in Dorchester, stay away from Alves Market and have no contact with any victims and witnesses.

The AG's Office wanted of eight to 10 years in state prison followed by five years of probation.

Davis attempted to rob Stoughton Street's Alves Market on Jan. 5, 2016 with a handgun, and in the process, he bit the 63 year-old store clerk on his hand.

The next day, Davis robbed the Meetinghouse Bank of $2,315. Following the robbery, Davis fled in a rental car. He was arrested the next day at Logan Airport where he was attempting to rent another car.