LIMA — The last of four young Lima residents charged in an organized scheme to carry out a robbery at a Brower Road apartment complex last fall was sentenced Thursday in Allen County Common Pleas Court.
Isahia Dyous, 20, accepted a deal from prosecutors last month 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.
The Lima man was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the heist, despite having what was described as the judge an admittedly “minor” participation in the crime. Dyous’ lengthy criminal background played a large role in his prison sentence.
Other convicted and sentenced in the case include Jordyn Mitchell, Breanna Cochran and Cardale Funches — who conspired along with Dyous to rob Tyshawn Thompson outside the Maplewood/Northwood Apartments on Brower Road in Lima in September 2019.
Mitchell and Funches were described as the “principal offenders.”
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.
Mitchell was sentenced in April to three years in prison on a second-degree felony charge of robbery. Funches was sentenced to 3 to 4½ years in prison, while Cochran got probation for her role in the incident.