Teen Robbery Suspect Sentenced

March 27, 2014
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A St. Charles teenager who police say was one of three people who held down a homeowner and took $195 from his pants pocket has received a suspended seven-year prison sentence and has been placed on five year’s probation.

18 year old Timothy Penland was initially charged with second-degree robbery, but as part of a plea bargain deal with prosecutors, he pleaded guilty to stealing. His sentence was handed down by Circuit Judge Nancy Schneider.

Authorities say that Penland, along with 20 year old Darrian Desheaun Johnson of St. Charles, and a juvenile, had all been at a party at a house in the 300 block of North Sixth Street last June. The came back to the house early the next morning and they told the homeowner that they were looking for a lost wallet. But they instead took the man’s money and a small amount of marijuana. The victim was able to identify Penland, Johnson and the juvenile as the three who attacked him.

Robbery charges against Johnson are still pending. His case is scheduled for a jury trial on April 29th. The juvenile’s case was referred to juvenile authorities.

 

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