Scott County prosecutors want to try in adult court two 13-year-old boys accused of robbing and beating a 47-year-old man.
Assistant Scott County Attorney Elizabeth Cervantes on Oct. 20 filed motions to waive juvenile court jurisdiction and try Doryan Phynell Jackson and Christipher M. Shadrick, as youthful offenders.
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, according to police when Jackson and Shadrick 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.
A hearing on the motion filed in Shadrick’s case will be held Nov. 13, while a hearing on the motion filed in Jackson’s case will be held Nov. 16.
If deemed a youthful offender, the two will be tried in adult court but, if convicted, will be under supervision of the juvenile court until they turn 18.
Just before their 18th birthday, the case then would be remanded to adult court, where a judge would determine whether to impose a sentence or discharge them, among other sentencing options.
To be deemed a youthful offender, a judge must determine that they are 15 or younger; that probable cause has been determined that they committed an offense; and that there would not be reasonable prospects for rehabilitating them by the time they turn 18 if the juvenile court retains jurisdiction over him.
The two remained in custody Tuesday at the Scott County Juvenile Detention Center.
Jackson and Shadrick are charged with multiple charges, including first-degree robbery and willful injury causing serious injury.
On the night of the assault, Norton was taken to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport. Davenport police were called to the hospital at 11:30 p.m. and alerted to the assault.
Police say he suffered life-threatening injuries and underwent brain surgery. His condition was not available Tuesday.