LIMA — A Lima man faces between two and eight years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 27 for his role in a highly-orchestrated robbery last fall.
Isahia Dyous, 20, accepted a deal from prosecutors Tuesday and pleaded guilty to an amended count of robbery, a felony of the second degree, in connection with the heist. In exchange for that plea, prosecutors dismissed a firearm specification as well as a probation violation from a separate case.
He was originally charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.
Dyous is one of four defendants — along with Jordyn Mitchell, Breanna Cochran and Cardale Funches — who conspired to rob Tyshawn Thompson outside the Maplewood/Northwood Apartments on Brower Road in Lima in September 2019.
According to court documents, Thompson told police he had been kicked out of his apartment by Mitchell and their roommate, Cochran, and was to meet with Mitchell at approximately 1:50 a.m. outside the apartment complex to exchange some personal property.
Thompson said that during that meeting, two males approached the group. One of the men, later identified as Funches, reportedly pulled a handgun from his sweatshirt and pointed it at Thompson before robbing him of his cellphone and identification. The other male was later identified as Dyous.
Cardale Funches, 23, accepted an offer from prosecutors that called for him to plead guilty to an amended second-degree felony count of robbery. In exchange for that plea, the state removed language in the indictment alleging that Funches used a firearm in the commission of the crime and the felony was reduced from a first-degree felony charge.
Funches will be sentenced on Wednesday. Mitchell was sentenced in April to three years in prison on a second-degree felony charge of robbery.
First-degree felony charges of armed robbery with a firearm specification are still pending against Cochran. Her pre-trial is scheduled for Aug. 6, and a jury trial is set to begin Aug. 24.