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Bond hiked to $250,000 in shooting tied to gangs

Robinson
Sewell

– For the second time in less than a month, prosecutors asked for, and received, an elevated bond amount in a pending case against an accused gang member.

On Thursday, Adonis D. Robinson, 24, of the 6400 block of Hessen Cassel Road, was formally charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery, criminal recklessness, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon and criminal gang activity.

In their filing against Robinson, Allen County prosecutors asked that his bond amount be elevated to $250,000 on the attempted murder charge.

The charges stem from a March 30 shooting at Peanuts in which a man Robinson believed was a “snitch” ended up shot and beaten, taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Also formally charged Thursday was Christopher Javon Sewell, 26, of the 5100 block of Lillie Street. He faces a felony charge of battery, accused of beating Marvin Davis Jr. after Robinson allegedly shot him, as well as a charge of criminal gang activity. Robinson and Sewell were still in custody Thursday night.

Sewell, Robinson and Demanuel Dewayne Tompkins walked into Peanuts, 5731 St. Joe Road, about 2:15 a.m. March 30. All three are confirmed gang members, according to court records.

Security surveillance video showed Sewell and Tompkins confronting Davis while Robinson walked up behind Davis and put a handgun to his head.

As Davis fled the bar, Robinson opened fire, striking Davis in the hand, the foot and the hip. As Davis lay on the floor, bleeding, Sewell and Tompkins began hitting and kicking him, according to court documents.

Throughout the attack, Sewell and Tompkins were heard yelling “PAC,” the name of a local gang, according to court documents.

Tompkins has not been charged in the assault on Davis.

Court documents tie Robinson’s gang activity – in this case showing up at Peanuts with two other gang members, Sewell and Tompkins – to his “instability and disdain for authority” as a reason for a higher bond.

Robinson also has friends and family in Florida and California, as well as a history of failing to make it to all his court dates, according to court documents.

Robinson has prior felony convictions for carrying a handgun without a license and robbery, according to Allen County court records.

In late March, in an unrelated case, Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck set Trameil Jackson’s bond at $250,000. Surbeck reversed an earlier order by a magistrate judge to hold Jackson, 24, without bond on a charge of attempted murder. He was still in custody Thursday night.

Police identified Jackson as a known gang member and the younger brother of Traneilous Jackson.

Traneilous Jackson is serving a 60-year prison sentence for his role in a drive-by shooting on an ambulance and a car behind it in September 2012.

Charged in February, Trameil Jackson is accused of shooting DeAndrew Moore and Devonte Jones on Feb. 11 in the area of Decatur Road and Dawnan Drive. The two men were taken to the hospital in fair condition.

When he was arrested Feb. 13, police said Trameil Jackson was armed with a .38-caliber Charter Arms revolver. He has been identified by police as a member of the Fort Wayne street gang M.O.B.

rgreen@jg.net

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