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2nd man sentenced 
in dice-game robbery

SYCAMORE – One of the men charged in a September 2011 robbery after a dice game in DeKalb was sentenced to prison Thursday.

During a hearing at the DeKalb County Courthouse, Pierre Black, 21, of the 8100 block of South Peoria in Chicago, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery. He also admitted to violating court supervision for a charge of retail theft.

On Sept. 27, 2011, a man told police he was playing dice with several people in an apartment in the 400 block of Russell Road in DeKalb. After he won money, the man said three of the people who lost followed him into the hallway.

One displayed a handgun while the other two went through the man’s pockets, taking money and other items before going back into the apartment, according to police. Also charged were Jontiez Brooks and Tory Hill, both of Chicago.

Black was sentenced to four years in prison, with credit for time served in jail, and two years of parole. Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert said Black’s sentence will be served at 50 percent since the state’s truth-in-sentencing requirements do not apply.

Hill pleaded guilty to robbery in June and was sentenced to prison with a recommendation for boot camp. Brooks will appear in court again Oct. 23.

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