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Four men held in Xbox deal gone bad

Midnight exchange in back alley ends in fistfight, robbery

What was described in court documents as a midnight Xbox console sale did not end well for a group of individuals from Churubusco.

Four Fort Wayne men were arrested on charges of armed robbery and one was also charged on a count of battery after a fistfight in the alley where the sale was to occur.

According to police and court rec­ords, three men, along with the girl­friend of one and her 18-month-old daughter, met up with Jontra L. Clark, 21; Johnathon F. Reynolds, 22; Jordan C. Bojinoff, 19; and Jevalonte Mosley, 22, in order to sell an Xbox 360 gaming console to Clark.

One of the Churubusco men told police he went to high school with Clark, and they arranged to meet in the parking lot at the Wendy's restaurant on Broadway, according to police reports.

After meeting Clark and the others at the parking lot around midnight Saturday, the groups in the two vehicles drove to an alley past the intersection of Rudisill Boulevard and Fairfield Avenue. As the groups prepared to swap the Xbox for whatever had been negotiated, the would-be buyers jumped the men in the group and began to fight.

After Reynolds smacked one man in the mouth with the butt of a rifle, knocking out two teeth, and others had been punched and kicked, two of the men selling the game console fled in their vehicle. The alleged robbers took off in a different vehicle with the Xbox, jewelry, a cellphone and the credit cards of one of the victims and torn clothes from the scuffle, according to court documents and police reports.

Reynolds, Clark, Bojinoff and Mosley were each arrested on preliminary charges of armed robbery through the use of force, a Level 3 felony. Reynolds was also handed a preliminary charge of battery with a deadly weapon, a Level 5 felony.

Reynolds, of the 700 block of Kinsmoor Avenue, re­mains in the Allen County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail. Mosley, of the 6000 block of Radcliffe Drive; Clark, of the 4900 block of Webster Street; and Bojinoff, of the 4200 block of Buell Drive, also remain in the jail in lieu of $10,000 bail each.

rgreen@jg.net

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