Carbondale, IL man sentenced to prison for attempted aggravated robbery

Carbondale, IL man sentenced to prison for attempted aggravated robbery
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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A man has been sentenced after an attempted robbery in Carbondale, Illinois in 2016.

Robert Kahli Williams, 26, was sentenced to prison for the charge of attempted aggravated robbery following a jury trial in May

The State's Attorney for Jackson County, Illinois, Michael C. Carr, made the announcement on Thursday, Aug. 23.

According to the announcement, on September 30, 2016, a delivery driver for a Carbondale business was delivering a food order to the 400 block of Monroe Street in Carbondale.

He was waved down by a male subject who told the driver to bring the food behind a building and he would pay him.  The driver became uneasy and placed his valuables inside his vehicle before following the male.

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As the driver walked toward the first male, another male subject rode up on a bicycle and began circling him.  A third male rode up on a bicycle and demanded that the driver hand over his money. That third subject pulled out a black handgun.

The driver was struck with a pellet in his back shoulder as he dropped the delivery box and ran back towards his vehicle.  The three males then fled the scene on their bicycles.

Carbondale Police were called to speak to the victim and search for suspects. A few hours later, Carbondale Police Department were dispatched to the 900 block of West Walnut Street, near Family Dollar.

Police said they saw three males matching the description provided by the delivery driver riding away on bicycles.  Officers stopped the suspects and later brought the delivery driver to the scene where he identified the individuals as his assailants.

The suspects were identified as Robert K. Williams, Detrashaun Kizer, and a juvenile according to police.  When officers searched the suspects, a black Airsoft pellet gun was found in the waistband of Williams' pants.

On August 22, 2018, a sentencing hearing was held following the jury's verdict.  Robert Williams was sentenced to an extended-term sentence of 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections based upon previous convictions which included the robbery of a food delivery employee.  The defendant will have to serve a two year period of Mandatory Supervised Release upon his release from prison.

This case was investigated by the Carbondale Police Department.   Assistant State's Attorney Casey E. A. Bloodworth was responsible for the prosecution of this case.

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