A Davenport man charged in connection with an armed robbery and two vehicle fires has been sentenced to prison in three separate cases.

John Kevin Gilmartin, 19, was sentenced Thursday to up to 10 years each on charges of first-degree theft and second-degree arson, and up to five years in prison on a charge of second-degree theft.

Judge Mark Smith ordered the sentences to run concurrently, or at the same time.

Gilmartin pleaded guilty to the charges in September. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed additional charges of first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit a forcible felony, second-degree arson, second-degree criminal mischief, and third-degree burglary at sentencing. 

According to court documents:

At 1:15 a.m. Dec. 24, police and fire fighters responded to the 2000 block of East 14th Street where a 2006 Dodge van was on fire.

The vehicle was stolen the day before in Davenport. In a Facebook message to the owner, Gilmartin admitted to stealing the vehicle and that it was set on fire.

At 2:50 a.m. May 20, Gilmartin entered an unoccupied 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee in the 3600 block of West Kimberly Road and intentionally set fire to it. He was seen on video surveillance getting into the vehicle.

Earlier that day, he took a box of ice cream bars and a sandwich from Walmart, 2101 W. Kimberly Road, without paying for the items.

At 11:19 p.m. May 29, police were called about an armed robbery that occurred in the Village of East Davenport. In an interview with police, Gilmartin said he and his co-defendants were armed with handguns and stole a person's cellphone and tried to steal the person's vehicle.

He and co-defendants, Dante N. Garth, 18, Tyrone A. Smith, 21, and Marlon K. Martin Jr., 19, all of Davenport, conspired to commit the robbery of two people for their property and all had knowledge of the robbery prior to it happening. Gilmartin was positively identified during a photo line-up, according to police.

Garth pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony and was placed on two years of probation earlier this month.

Smith pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and will be sentenced Friday.

Martin also pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and was slated to be sentenced Nov. 3. However, the hearing was continued and his pretrial release was revoked after his arrest on drug and domestic battery charges in Rock Island County, according to court documents.

6
0
4
2
1