A bad decision by a Georgia has landed him in prison for five years following a 2016 sneaker robbery.
According to Ledger-Enquirer, 18-year-old Dayonn Davis received a five-year prison sentence with an additional 10 years of probation earlier this month. The sentencing stems from an early 2016 robbery in which the then 15-year-old Davis and an acquaintance arranged a meet-up to buy sneakers from a Facebook user.
The shoes—which are identified only as "Nike Oreos"—were stolen after Davis tried them on and allegedly told the seller, "These shoes is took." That's when Davis' cohort pulled a pistol before all three individuals fled the scene. Later, police found the stolen sneakers in Davis' closet.
Defense attorney Susan Henderson attempted to sway Judge Bobby Peters' decision, arguing that Davis was a bright student with no previous criminal record. “He’s been extremely remorseful. He’s got his life on track now," Henderson reportedly told the judge.
Davis and his mother also pled with the judge, who refused to hear them out. "He’s the one with the shoes in his closet," Peters said before handing down the five-year sentence.