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Crime & Courts

Winfield man faces 30 years on armed robbery charges

Damonta Allen-Fields
Damonta Allen-Fields

SYCAMORE – A Winfield man remains in the DeKalb County jail after he was arrested Wednesday on armed robbery charges after he allegedly robbed a man of cash and his shoes with a knife.

Damonta Allen-Fields, 19, was picked up on a warrant for armed robbery. He also faces a battery charge from an October incident, according to court records.

If convicted of the more serious charge of armed robbery, he could face up to 30 years in prison. Because he was on bond at the time of the incident, Judge Robbin Stuckert informed Allen-Fields Thursday that he would have to serve any sentences consecutively.

DeKalb police commander Bob Redel said the police received a report of an armed robbery on Monday evening in the 500 block of Normal Road. The victim was able to identify both of the people involved, one being Allen-Fields and the other a juvenile. Both were later arrested.

According to the warrant for Allen-Fields' arrest, he used a knife to rob the man of $500 cash and his shoes.

According to court documents, Allen-Fields also faces a misdemeanor battery charge after he was accused of punching a juvenile using a closed fist on Oct. 5.

Stuckert ordered bond to remain at $75,000 as on the warrant because Allen-Fields had a history fo failing to appear for court dates and she said there were no further reasonable assurances he would show up for his court dates.

Should he come up with the $7,500 necessary to get out of jail, he would also be placed on electronic home monitoring, Stuckert ordered. He is also to have no contact with the victim.

Allen-Fields said he would not be able to come up with the $7,500.

Allen-Fields is next due in court on Feb. 7 at 9 a.m.

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