Man charged with gunpoint theft during drug deal pleads not guilty

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Akeem Evans, 20 Akeem Evans, 20

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A man charged with robbing two men during a marijuana sale entered a not guilty plea.

Police say 20-year-old Akeem Evans brought out a handgun on Aug. 16, when two men tried to sell him a bag of the drug at Johns Hill Park. Evans is accused of stealing iPhones, marijuana and other things from the men.

Officers say the men then chased Evans through the park after realizing his gun might have been fake. They say Evans threw the things he stole around in an attempt to slow them down.

Evans is charged with aggravated robbery and armed robbery. He is behind bars in the Macon County Jail with a bond set at $50,000.

Court records show Evans will be in court again for pre-trial on Oct. 2.

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