Teen With No Prior Criminal Record Sentenced To 5 Years For Stealing Sneakers

Teen With No Prior Criminal Record Sentenced To 5 Years For Stealing Sneakers

Dayonn Davis also received 10-years probation.

Published June 1, 2018

18-year-old Dayonn Davis is preparing to spend the next five years in prison, plus 10 years on probation, over a mistake he made when he was only 15-years-old.

The Georgia teen, who had no prior criminal record, was issued the 15 year sentence after he was convicted of stealing a pair of Nikes from an unsuspecting owner attempting to sell the shoes on Facebook. 

According to the Ledger Enquirer Davis reached out to someone selling Nike Oreos in January 2016. With a friend in tow, Davis met up with the owner and reportedly told them "These shoes is took," after discovering they fit. Davis' friend reportedly pulled out a gun and they ran off with the shoes. Police officials would later discover the shoes in Davis' closet.

The teen's defense attorney Susan Henderson revealed the teen's plans to move forward. "He's been extremely remorseful... He's got his life on track now." Henderson revealed that despite not having a previous record, Davis was charged with an adult.

Prior to the incident, Henderson claimed Davis was an A and B student before the incident. Davis allegedly had no clue that the friend that accompanied him was in the possession of a weapon. "I was young at the time, so I wasn't in my right mind," Davis pleaded.

Despite the teen's plea, the judge reportedly said, "Maye he's the wrong person... He's the one with the shoes in his closet."

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office)

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