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Decatur man gets 15 year sentence for robbery outside Decatur hotel

Decatur man gets 15 year sentence for robbery outside Decatur hotel

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DECATUR — Devonta M. Bond was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the shooting and wounding of a male victim during a robbery in a Decatur hotel parking lot.

Bond, 26, appeared in Macon County Circuit Court Friday and received the 15-year sentence after pleading guilty to committing armed robbery with a firearm.

He had previously pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder but that charge was dropped in a plea deal negotiated by his defense attorney, David Ellison. Bond was also sentenced to another nine years after pleading guilty to aggravated battery involving discharge of a firearm and being an armed habitual criminal. The nine year sentence, however, was ordered to run concurrent with the 15 year sentence.

Decatur Police reports said the shooting at the Econo Lodge Hotel, 5170 North Wingate Drive, happened around 5:29 a.m. June 18. The reports said the victim, who was visiting from his home in Missouri, was injured by a bullet but his wound was not serious. Bond was found and arrested later on the same day as the shooting.

Commenting on the case, Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott said prosecutors were content to do a deal with a defendant willing to serve a significant sentence.

“Yes, he was charged with attempted murder, but when we’ve got somebody coming to us and saying they are willing to do that amount of time and accept responsibility, we take a good look at it,” Scott added.


Mug shots from the Herald & Review 2019 

Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid

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