Dayonn Davis (pictured), 18, was sentenced this week to five year in prison followed by 10 years of probation
A judge and prosecutor said Friday that a five-year sentence given to a Georgia teen who stole a pair of pricey shoes was appropriate because a gun was used during the robbery.
Dayonn Davis, who was 18 when he was sentenced this week to five years in prison followed by 10 years of probation, was charged as an adult even though he was 15 when the crime was committed and his lawyer said he had no prior record.
Prosecutor Sadhana Dailey said in court that Davis contacted the owner of the Nike Oreos - so called because they're black and white - after seeing them for sale on Facebook, according to the Ledger-Enquirer.
They arranged to meet at a Columbus park on Jan. 17, 2016.
Another male went with Davis to the meeting. When Davis tried the shoes on, he told the seller, 'These shoes is took.' The other male pulled out a gun and everyone fled, the newspaper reports.
'This was an armed robbery. It's not a theft. There's a big difference between a theft and an armed robbery,' Dailey told The Associated Press on Friday in a phone interview. 'The teen victim was robbed at gunpoint.'
Columbus police quickly identified Davis, who had the shoes in his closet.
A judge said Friday that the five-year sentence given Davis who stole a pair of Nike Oreos (pictured) was appropriate because a gun was used in the crime
Davis and an unidentified friend arranged