A Rock Island, Illinois, teen will be serving prison time in Iowa. Sixteen-year-old Jayvonte Bland-Robertson has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. He was tried as an adult and convicted by a Scott County jury April 1st of first-degree robbery, eluding, two counts of serious injury by motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an injury accident.
Scott County attorney Mike Walton says the robbery charge alone carries a mandatory minimum of 17 and a half years behind bars. Bland-Robertson stole a car last September 7th and led cops on a high-speed chase. That ended when the car he was driving collided with another at a north Davenport intersection, seriously injuring the other driver.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport