DECATUR — A Decatur man accused of robbing a teen couple at gunpoint pleaded guilty to an armed robbery charge during his preliminary hearing Monday. 

Jordan T. Butts, 22, was also charged with home invasion with a dangerous weapon, home invasion with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm. Those charges were dropped as part of a plea agreement, according to Macon County court records. 

A sworn police affidavit said that Butts and an accomplice, Trenton C. Sullivan, kicked in the door of an apartment in the 3700 block of North Moundford Avenue about 8 a.m. on Jan. 29. 

Butts pointed a handgun at the male victim and demanded money, the affidavit said, while Sullivan, 20, went through dresser drawers in the apartment's bedroom in search of money. The male victim told police that he gave the men $1,500 and they fled the apartment. 

A sentencing hearing for Butts is scheduled for Sept. 19. He remains in Macon County Jail on $75,000 bond. A pre-trial for Sullivan is scheduled for Aug. 15. 

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