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Crime & Courts

DeKalb teen accused of stealing pot at gunpoint

Kavan J. Simpson
Kavan J. Simpson

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge set bond at $50,000 Wednesday for a DeKalb man accused of stealing more than a pound of marijuana at gunpoint.

Kavan J. Simpson, 19, of the 800 block of Springdale Lane, is charged with armed robbery, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and possession of a weapon with a firearm owner’s identification card.

Simpson could face 31 to 45 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge of armed robbery, because the crime involved a gun. He would have to post $5,000 bail to be released.

DeKalb police said in court records that Simpson used a gun to rob a victim about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Lucinda Avenue. Police responded to the call and learned the suspect took a red Nike bag, a bottle of Dior cologne and the marijuana, according to court documents.

The victim identified Simpson as the perpetrator after police located him, according to court records. A search of Simpson’s room turned up more than a pound of pot, smoking cartridges, a loaded .38-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun and Dior cologne, according to court documents.

Simpson admitted to police that he took the bag with the marijuana and cologne and used a handgun in the robbery, court records show. He also reportedly admitted to having sold marijuana in the past.

Judge Phillip Montgomery set Simpson’s bond. Simpson said in court he did not have the money to pay it. If he did make bail, he would also be subject to pretrial supervision, electronic home monitoring and would not be allowed to have contact with the victim.

Simpson’s next court appearance is June 28.

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