Two East Moline Men Sentenced to Prison Terms for Attempted Armed Robbery, Gun Offenses
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Two East Moline, Ill., men, who were convicted in November for attempted armed robbery of a Rock Island home, were sentenced today. U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow ordered that Dalvent Jackson, 25, serve 30 years in federal prison. Deaunta Tyler, 30, was sentenced to 27 years, six months in prison. Co-defendant Ledell Tyler, 36, of Silvis, is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29, 2018.
A jury convicted each of the men on Nov. 15, 2017, of attempted robbery, discharging a firearm in furtherance of the attempted robbery, and being felons in possession of firearms. Evidence presented at trial established that on the evening of Jan. 7, 2017, the three men invaded a family home in Rock Island in search of drugs. During the attempted robbery, the defendants threatened to shoot various occupants of the home, including two pregnant women and several young children. Trial evidence also established that one of the men discharged a firearm during the robbery in an effort to further intimidate the victims. Approximately five hours after the attempted robbery, officers of the Rock Island Police Department arrested the men after they fled from a traffic stop and crashed their vehicle.
The Rock Island Police Department investigated the charges. Law enforcement personnel from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Illinois State Police also assisted in the investigation and testified at trial. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Don Allegro and Kevin Knight.