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Southern District of Iowa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Former Davenport Man Sentenced for 2011 Home Invasion Robbery

DAVENPORT, IA – On November 20, 2014, Arthur Allen, Jr., age 25, formerly of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner for conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, section 1951, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Allen, Jr. was sentenced to 240 months in prison. He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the imprisonment, pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund, and pay monetary restitution to the family of Demetrius Lewis, Jr., who was killed during the attempted robbery.

In October 2011, Warren, Hodges, and Arthur Allen, Jr. planned a robbery of money, marijuana, and other items of value from the person and residence of Alexander Hubbard, Sr. on West 17th Street in Davenport, Iowa. In preparation for the planned robbery, the conspirators sought and obtained two handguns, including a 9mm handgun, for use in the robbery. On October 17, 2011, as Warren, Hodges, and Allen had agreed to set-up the robbery, Hodges called Hubbard asking if he could visit Hubbard at his residence in order to buy marijuana from him. Hodges, Warren, and Allen then all traveled to the vicinity of Hubbard’s residence in a vehicle driven by Hodges, arriving at approximately 12:30 in the afternoon. Hodges was permitted access into Hubbard’s residence as Hubbard was expecting him. While inside, Hodges made a purchase of marijuana from Hubbard. Also inside Hubbard’s residence were three of Hubbard’s relatives who were all playing video games in the living room—20-year old Demetrius Lewis, Jr., who was Hubbard’s younger cousin, Hubbard’s then 11-year old son, and Hubbard’s 18 year-old cousin.

Upon exiting Hubbard’s residence, Hodges left the entry door to the residence open and alerted Warren and Allen—who were waiting just outside Hubbard’s residence—that Hubbard was in his residence and conducting marijuana sales. Allen and Warren then burst into Hubbard’s residence to complete the robbery. Both Allen and Warren were armed with loaded handguns. After the intruders entered the residence, multiple shots were fired. Demetrius Lewis, Jr. sustained a single 9mm gunshot wound to the abdomen. Hubbard, who upon hearing the invasion into his residence retrieved his .40 caliber handgun and fired at an intruder. Warren was struck in the abdomen with a shot fired by Hubbard. Warren and Allen ran out of the residence and fled on foot through the neighborhood. Upon locating Hodges, Allen and Warren jumped in Hodges’ vehicle. Hodges dropped Warren off near Genesis West Hospital in Davenport; he was treated there for a non-life threatening wound and released. At 12:44 p.m. a 911 call was received and emergency responders dispatched to the scene of the shooting. Demetrius Lewis, Jr. was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

On October 23, 2014, Louis Warren, Jr., age 28, and John Louis Hodges, age 32, both formerly of Davenport, Iowa, were sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner for attempted interference with commerce by robbery. Warren was sentenced to 168 months in prison. Hodges was sentenced to 192 months in prison. Both were also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following the imprisonment, pay $100 towards the Crime Victims Fund, and pay monetary restitution to the family of Demetrius Lewis, Jr. Hubbard pled guilty in 2012 to possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. He was sentenced to 96 months’ imprisonment.

This case was investigated by the Davenport, Iowa, Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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