A 17-year-old was charged as an adult Wednesday after he allegedly approached a group of younger teens to rob them of their school-issued iPads.
Henry Nelson-Buckhanon faces a formal felony count of attempted robbery and a misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement.
On Friday, Nelson-Buckhanon, 18-year-old Jerome Davis and a third unidentified person confronted students waiting for a school bus in the 2000 block of Carterton Drive, authorities said.
Nelson-Buckhanon pointed a handgun at a 14-year-old boy and demanded his iPad, but the boy pulled his iPad away from Nelson-Buckhanon. The third unidentified person pulled a gun and took another student’s iPad, valued at $600, court papers stated.
The three fled with the stolen iPad, and police later found Nelson-Buckhanon and arrested him after a chase, during which he dropped a pellet gun, court papers said. Davis was also arrested, and he was preliminarily charged with two counts of attempted armed robbery.
On Wednesday, Nelson-Buckhanon was being held at the Allen County Lockup in lieu of $10,750 bail. Davis was in custody at the Allen County Jail, with a bail amount of $20,000.