Robbery scheme brings probation

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted taking part in a scheme to rob a pizza delivery man in that city has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Jamarrio T. Jackson, 18, who listed an address in the 1300 bloc of Silver Street, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated robbery before Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd on Tuesday.

He admitted that he was going to rob a Papa John's pizza delivery man on the evening of Oct. 22 at an apartment in the 900 block of East Colorado Avenue.

Police found Jackson with a BB gun.

Police reports said a person who overheard young men in the hallway discussing a robbery called 911. Police were there when the delivery man showed up, thwarting the plan.

Another felony charge of conspiracy to commit an aggravated robbery was dismissed in return for Jackson's guilty plea.

Jackson was also ordered to spend 29 days in jail and given credit for time already served.

Charges are unresolved against co-defendant Jamarri D. Walker, 18, of Urbana. He's due back in court Dec. 17.

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