A Davenport man was sentenced Wednesday to up to 30 years in prison in connection with a robbery and shooting in December.
Jovonta E. Litt, 24, pleaded guilty last month to willful injury resulting in serious injury, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm or offensive weapon as a felon and going armed with intent.
During a hearing Wednesday, District Court Judge John Telleen sentenced Litt to up to 10 years each on the willful injury and intimidation charge and up to five years each on the remaining charges.
He ordered that the sentences be served back-to-back for a total of up to 30 years.
In exchange for Litt’s plea, Scott County prosecutors dismissed a charge of first-degree robbery.
The robbery and shooting occurred at 7:06 p.m. Dec. 1 at GD Xpress, 4607 N. Pine St.
According to police, Litt and co-defendant Nakia Ivy, 20, arranged to meet to buy drugs from the man and others.
While there, Litt brandished a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. He then fired the handgun two times, striking the man in the upper back, causing a broken rib, according to police.
The man was taken to Genesis Medical Center-West Central Park, Davenport, in a private vehicle, according to police.
Ivy was charged with first-degree robbery, willful injury resulting in serious injury and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. She has a final pretrial conference June 21.
Litt was charged in July with willful injury causing serious injury and intimidation with a dangerous weapon after police say he shot a man in June. Prosecutors dismissed the charges in October after the victim recanted identification of Litt as the person who shot him, according to court documents.
He was convicted of second-degree burglary in 2010 and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.