Teen who pleaded in Sola attack arrested in new incident

Teen who pleaded in Sola attack arrested in new incident

URBANA -- A Champaign teen who pleaded guilty last Monday to mob action for an attack on a 50-year-old Champaign man last fall year was arrested again Sunday for an attack on a younger teen-age boy.

Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz said Deveonta Lindsey, 17, who listed an address in the 700 block of South Mattis Avenue, was charged Monday with four counts of mob action in connection with an incident that happened about 6 p.m. Sunday.

Rietz said a 13-year-old boy was riding a bicycle in the 2900 block of John Street in Champaign when he was allegedly attacked by Lindsey and two other young boys, who punched and kicked him.

Rietz said the victim's older brother, mother, and another acquaintance saw what was happening and intervened and they were allegedly struck as well.

Lindsey is due back in court June 7 on the new felony charges. He remained in the county jail Tuesday in lieu of $15,000 bond. The other boys were charged in juvenile court, Rietz said.

On April 18, Lindsey pleaded guilty in juvenile court to mob action for participating in a Sept. 24, 2010, incident in which Mike Sola of Champaign was slugged in the head by a group of juveniles as he walked in front of Jefferson Middle School at 1115 S. Crescent Drive, C.

Lindsey is scheduled to be sentenced for the Sola mob action adjudication on May 19.

Rietz said besides that conviction, Lindsey had another prior juvenile adjudication for battery from 2009.

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