18-year-old sent to prison for robbery
URBANA — A Rantoul teen who admitted robbing a man on the University of Illinois campus in the fall was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison.
Dadreon B. Carter, 18, who listed an address in the 700 block of Mary Alice Drive, pleaded guilty before Judge Harry Clem to robbery. He admitted that on Nov. 16 he took cash from a 21-year-old Champaign man who was walking in the 200 block of South Sixth Street about 2:40 a.m.
In exchange, a more serious plea of aggravated robbery alleging that Carter threatened the victim while indicating he had a weapon was dismissed by Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson.
A Champaign police report said the robber put an object in the victim's back and told him to face the wall of a home. He then grabbed the man's wallet, took $11 from it, then handed the wallet back.
The victim called police immediately and Champaign police caught Carter not far from where the robbery occurred. Carter had a BB gun in his waistband and $11 in his pocket.
Carter was given credit on his prison sentence for 67 days already served.
Carter had received a sentenced of 30 months of probation in July for a burglary conviction.