Decatur man chased by his victims pleads guilty to aggravated robbery

DECATUR — Akeem Evans, a Decatur man who police said wound up being chased by his victims, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery on Friday in Macon County Circuit Court.

Evans, 20, was sentenced by Judge Thomas E. Griffith to 90 days in jail and 24 months’ probation on the Class 1 felony as part of a plea deal. A charge of armed robbery/no firearm was dismissed. He was given credit for 45 days served in jail since his arrest.

The prosecution was represented by Assistant State’s Attorney Hyelim Cho. Assistant public defender Timothy Tighe represented Evans.

Decatur police officer Cody Rose had testified during Evans’ arraignment that the robbery happened the morning of Aug. 16 in Johns Hill Park after two male victims, ages 17 and 20, had arranged to meet Evans to sell him cannabis.

“But Akeem pulled a handgun on them and demanded everything they had, which included the cannabis, cellphones and

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