LEBANON, Indiana — A judge sentenced a 21-year-old Indianapolis man to more than nine years in prison in connection to an armed robbery at an AT&T store in Lebanon in February 2021.
According to court documents, Javentay Chapman and juvenile went in an AT&T store at 1602 N. Lebanon St. on Feb. 25, 2021.
Court documents say Chapman and the juvenile each pointed a gun at the store employee and ordered the employee to open the store's safe. Chapman and the juvenile then stole several phones and electronic items from the safe, placed them in a bag and left.
One of the cellphones the robbers stole had a GPS tracking device on it, which helped IMPD officers locate the suspected vehicle driving south on Interstate 65.
Police stopped the vehicle near the intersection of 38th Street and North Michigan Road.
According to court documents, Chapman was in the vehicle, along with multiple cellphones, accessories and the tracking device on at least one of the phones. Investigators also found two guns in the vehicle.
Surveillance footage from the AT&T store showed Chapman wearing the same clothing he was arrested in during the robbery.
Three Lebanon schools — Harney School, Lebanon High School and Lebanon Middle School — were placed on lockdown the day of the armed robbery out of precaution.
Chapman pleaded guilty to robbery and brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
Chapman will also serve three years on probation after his release.
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