Teen sentenced to prison for planning pizza delivery robbery

URBANA — An Urbana teen who admitted his role in trying to plan a robbery has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Jamarri D. Walker , 18, of the 600 block of East Washington Street, Urbana, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted aggravated robbery for steps he took on Oct. 22 to rob a pizza delivery man at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Colorado Avenue in Urbana.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Bennett said a woman living there could hear three young men in the hallway plotting to rob a delivery person. She called police, who arrived before the delivery man.

Police found co-defendant Jamarrio T. Jackson, 18, of Urbana, with a BB gun while Walker and another younger teen ran from the building but were caught nearby. A second BB gun was found by the juvenile.

Bennett said police confirmed that none of the three lived there. The delivery man showed up with an order while police were there. The woman living in the apartment to which the pizza was to have been delivered had not ordered it, Bennett said.

Jackson pleaded guilty in November to the same charge and was sentenced to two years of probation. Another count of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery was dismissed.

Bennett said Walker was on probation for a robbery that occurred earlier in the year. His probation for that was terminated as part of his negotiated plea agreement.

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