Two Davenport teens have pleaded guilty as youthful offenders in connection with the beating and robbery of a man on a bike path in October.
Court documents show that Doryan Phynell Jackson, 14, of Davenport, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Scott County District Court to willful injury causing serious injury and second-degree burglary. Both charges are a Class C felony.
In exchange for his plea, prosecutors will dismiss additional charges of first-degree robbery, assault while participating in a felony causing serious injury, conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony, and possession of a prescription drug.
Christopher M. Shadrick, 13, of Davenport, pleaded guilty Wednesday to willful injury causing serious injury and second-degree burglary, according to court documents. He also pleaded guilty to assault of persons engaged in certain occupations, fourth-degree criminal mischief, and fourth-degree theft, all serious misdemeanors.
In exchange for his plea, prosecutors will dismiss additional charges of first-degree robbery, assault while participating in a felony causing serious injury, and conspiracy to commit a non-forcible felony.
Both were scheduled to go to trial Monday.
As youthful offenders, the teens were tried in adult court and will go back to juvenile court for sentencing. They will remain under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court until just before they turn 18, when an adult court judge will hold a hearing to determine whether to impose a sentence or discharge them, among other sentencing options.
Shadrick has a disposition hearing March 21 in juvenile court, while Jackson’s hearing is on March 26.
Around 11 p.m. Oct. 12, Lester Norton was walking his bicycle on the Davenport bike path, the Duck Creek Trail Parkway, near Hickory Grove and Hillandale roads.
Jackson and co-defendant Christopher M. Shadrick, 13, knocked him over and tried to steal his bike, according to police.
When Norton tried to stand up, the teens began hitting and kicking him and stole his cellphone and sweatshirt, according to police.
Norton was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport; police were called to the hospital at 11:30 p.m. He has since been released from the hospital.
According to court documents, Jackson and Shadrick burglarized a home and stole a cellphone the same day.
Jackson also possessed Clonazepam, a controlled substance for which he did not have a prescription, according to court documents.