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Man admits to gang involvement, aggravated battery

A 24-year-old man admitted to being a gang member and pleaded guilty to aggravated battery Thursday morning in Allen Superior Court. Adonis Robinson, of the 6400 block of Hessen Cassel Road, also pleaded guilty to criminal gang activity. The charges stemmed from the March 30 shooting of Marvin Davis, Jr. inside a Fort Wayne bar. Robinson was one of three men who attacked Davis inside Peanuts, 5731 St. Joe Road. The other two men, Christopher Javon Sewell, 26, and Demanuel Dewayne Tompkins, 27, pleaded guilty to their role in the attack, each admitting to criminal gang activity and misdemeanor battery. Last week, Sewell was sentenced to three years in prison on the charges. Tompkins will be sentenced at later date.

Under the terms of Robinson's plea agreement with prosecutors, whatever sentence he faces is left to the discretion of the judge. The aggravated battery charge is a class B felony and carries a potential penalty of six to 20 years in prison. The sentences on the two charges will be served at the same time, according to court documents.

Additional charges of attempted murder, unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, battery and criminal recklessness will be dismissed at sentencing. For more on this story, see Friday's editions of the Journal Gazette, or visit www.journalgazette.net after 5 a.m. rgreen@jg.net

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