Greenwood, MS— District Attorney Dewayne Richardson announced today that Devontarius Robinson, 23 yoa, and Ronald Deon Sanders, 26 yoa, pled guilty to gun violence crimes in Leflore County and were sentenced in Circuit Court this week.
Devontarrus Robinson pled guilty to two separate indictments of gun violence that occurred in June of 2021. Robinson was set to stand trial this week for two separate indictments where he was accused in 2021-0073 of committing 3 counts of Aggravated Assault and in 2021-0084 Robinson was accused of committing one count of Attempted Murder.
Robinson admitted his guilt in 2021-0073 for firing a handgun at individuals outside a store on Humphrey Street in Itta Bena, MS. In his second charge, 2021-0084, Robinson pled guilty to a shooting that occurred the same day on Highland Street where Adamion Powell was the victim. Senior Circuit Court Judge Ashley Hines sentenced Robinson to 15 year sentences with the first 10 years to be served in custody and the remainder of his time to be served on probation. Robinson was remanded to the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Ronald Deon Sanders pled guilty in 2021-0072 to the same shooting that Robinson was indicted for on Humphrey Street in Itta Bena, MS on June 18, 2021. Sanders admitted his role in the shooting that resulted in one victim being shot and two others being shot at. Sanders pled guilty to Aggravated Assault and was sentenced by Judge Hines to 15 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Sanders will serve the first 7 years in the state penitentiary.
These cases were prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Stanley Alexander. Richardson added that, “the District Attorney’s office hopes that these convictions give the victims and their families a sense of relief that these shooters have been brought to justice swiftly, and we consider it a message to all that crimes of violence will not be tolerated.”