DECATUR — An accused Decatur robber who police said wound up being chased by his own victims appeared pleaded not guilty Wednesday to armed robbery and aggravated robbery charges.
Akeem L. Evans, 20, was arraigned in Macon County Circuit Court by Judge James Coryell and is being held in the Macon County Jail in lieu of posting $50,000 bond.
Coryell found probable cause to try him after hearing evidence from Decatur Police officer Cody Rose. He said the robbery happened the morning of Aug. 16 in Johns Hill Park after two male victims, 17 and 20, had arranged to meet Evans to sell him cannabis.
“But Akeem pulled a handgun on them and demanded everything they had, which included the cannabis, cell phones and other items,” said Rose in the affidavit.
The two victims, after getting over their initial shock, had looked more carefully at the gun and decided it “might be fake” said Rose. “(They) then chased Akeem northwest through the park and near Johns Hill School. Akeem started throwing the items (he had stolen) all around so as to slow (the victims),” added Rose.
The policeman said the two victims came charging out of the park just as police patrols arrived to investigate reports of an “unknown altercation” occurring in the area.
Rose said Evans was known to police from previous encounters with law enforcement and, although only going by the Facebook name “Xkash Double’o,” he was identified through pictures posted on Facebook.
Coryell set a pretrial hearing for Oct. 2.