16, 15 and 13-year-olds charged in armed robberies in Decatur

One victim was targeted in a public park, the other at a retirement center.

Posted: Aug. 17, 2018 7:30 AM
Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 9:30 AM

Decatur Police announced the arrest of three teenagers in connection to two armed robberies earlier this month. Only the name of one of the three was released - 16-year-old Javion Hine - because he is the only one charged as an adult.

According to police, a man called them on August 10th after he said four teens, each armed with a gun, approached him at Wilson Morgan Park and threatened to kill him unless he gave them his money. He pulled out a stun gun and that is when the four ran off.

Police received another call later the same day from a resident of the Cedar Springs Retirement Center on Spring Avenue. He said he heard a knock at his door, but nobody was there when he answered. When he entered his bedroom he said there were four men with guns, three of whom had their face covered by a bandana. He said they robbed him and ransacked the room before stealing several items.

During the course of the investigation, Hine was positively identified by both victims as being involved in the robberies. A 15-year-old male juvenile and a 13-year-old male juvenile were also developed as suspects.

Police arrested Hine on August 14th on two counts of robbery in the first degree and burglary in the first degree. He is held in the Morgan County Jail on a $180,000 bond.

The two other suspects were arrested the following day and taken to the Tuscumbia Juvenile Detention Facility. Police said more arrests are expected in this case.

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