Dontavis Tyrail Jamerson gets 198 months in prison

Dontavis Tyrail Jamerson, 18, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for each of two counts of assault in the second degree and 198 months for each of two counts of robbery in the first degree and burglary in the first degree, according to Assistant District Attorney Jake Argo.

TALLADEGA -- A Talladega man has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of robbery, burglary and assault in connection with an incident on Ridge Lane in June 2017.

Dontavis Tyrail Jamerson, 18, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for each of two counts of assault in the second degree and 198 months for each of two counts of robbery in the first degree and burglary in the first degree, according to Assistant District Attorney Jake Argo. The sentences were imposed by Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Jamerson was one of three people charged in connection with the same crimes. Justin Lamar Curry, 26, and Wardarius Justice Mobley, 24, are still awaiting trial.

Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore said Mobley, Curry and Jamerson made contact with the first three victims over a social media platform of some sort, ostensibly to discuss purchasing a .22 rifle.

After meeting at Ridge Lane, one of the suspects asked to take a test shot with the gun. After doing so, his companions also produced guns and turned them on the victims.

Two of the three victims, males ages 18 and 15, were forced to lay on the ground while Mobley and the third victim allegedly went to neighboring homes to knock on doors, according to reports published at the time.

Both of the men on the ground ended up getting shot, with the 15-year-old going to Brookwood Baptist Health Center/Citizens Baptist Medical Center, where he was treated and released. The 18-year-old was carried to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, where he was also treated and released. Neither injury was life-threatening.

Mobley allegedly found at least two neighbors who recognized the third victim and opened their doors when he came knocking. According to Kilgore, Mobley would then push his way in, assault the resident and, in one case, steal a .38 pistol, a .410 shotgun, a woman’s purse and a man’s billfold, with all the relevant identification and other information inside the latter two. Another neighbor was robbed of his billfold after being pistol whipped.

The third victim was dropped off, and all three suspects drove off. Jamerson and Curry were captured the same day, after a car chase involving Talladega County Sheriff’s deputies and Talladega police. Mobley remained at large until December, when he was also captured after running from Talladega police.

The investigation was led by Sgt. Mike Jones of the Talladega County Sheriff’s Office.

Also in court Tuesday:

  • Circuit Judge Julian King accepted a guilty plea from Jeffrey Devaughn Johnson, 20, to burglary in the first degree and sentenced him to 120 months in prison;

  • King accepted a guilty plea from Milinda Mae Powell, 46, to domestic violence in the third degree and sentenced her to 12 months in jail, suspended, 18 months probation. Powell was indicted on a charged of domestic violence in the first degree but pleaded to the lesser charge;

  • King accepted a guilty plea from Andrew Reay Hernandez II, 26, to arson in the second degree and sentenced him to 10 years in prison, split, 18 months to serve and 24 months probation. Hernandez was indicted on a charge of arson in the first degree but pleaded to the lesser charge;

  • King accepted a guilty plea from Jordan Danielle Thornton, 28, to possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and sentenced her to 24 months, suspended, 24 months probation and three months, suspended, 12 months probation, respectively;

  • King accepted a guilty plea from James Edward Keel, 62, to possession of a controlled substance and sentenced him to 24 months, suspended, 24 months probation. A second possession charge was dismissed;

  • King accepted a guilty plea from Patrick Kyle Mizzell, 28, to sodomy in the second degree and sentenced him to five years in prison;

  • King accepted guilty pleas from Daniel Shane Reeves, 39, to possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in the second degree and sentenced him to 48 months in prison and 112 days in jail, respectively. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dropped;

  • King accepted a guilty plea from Christopher Adam Gaither, 35, to possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and carrying a pistol without a permit and sentenced him to 24 months suspended, 24 months probation on the first charge and three months suspended, 12 months probation for the other two, respectively. Across the hall, Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea from Gaither to possession of a forged instrument and sentenced him to 22 months, suspended, two years probation;

  • King accepted a guilty plea from Alexander Otho Shaw, 26, to theft of property in the first degree and possession of a controlled substance and sentenced him to 30 months suspended, 24 months probation;

  • Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea from Anthony Darniel Knight, 43, to violating the sex offender registration and notification act and sentenced him to 15 years, reverse split, two years probation and three years in prison;

  • Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea from Justin Kelly Johns, 40, to burglary in the third degree and escape in the third degree and sentenced him to 96 months, reverse split, two years probation and three years in prison in each case;

  • Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea from Jessie Scott Estell, 32, to possession of a controlled substance and sentenced him to 23 months, suspended, two years probation. A second possession count was dismissed;

  • Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea from Angel Leann Isbell, 29, to sodomy in the second degree and sentenced her to 49 months, suspended, two years probation; a charge of sex abuse in the second degree was dismissed;

  • Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea from Coty Allen Walters, 31, to promoting prison contraband and sentenced him to 10 years in prison;

  • Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea from Orville Wayne Robbin, 44, to possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana in the second degree and sentenced him to 67 months, split, 20 months to serve and two years probation and 12 months in jail, respectively;

  • Hollingsworth accepted a guilty plea from Alonta Deville Burns, 25, to possession of a controlled substance and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and sentenced him to five years in prison for each case. A drug paraphernalia charge was dismissed.

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