Lee County: When to Call 911 (and When NOT To)
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An 18-year-old Naples man is headed to state prison for two years on charges of robbery using a firearm.
Devon Allen Timoney appeared before Lee County Circuit Judge J. Frank Porter Tuesday on a 2019 case involving the armed robbery of a man lured to a meet-up with a woman in Lehigh Acres.
Timoney had been on a $30,000 bond and pre-trial release in the 2019 case until it was revoked in April after he was found guilty of battery in a Collier County court April 9. The Lee County warrant came to the attention of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. He was then transferred to the Lee County Jail.
In Porter’s court Tuesday, Timoney was sentenced to time-served on a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest and two years in prison on the felony armed robbery charge.
His prison time will be followed by one year of community control and three years of probation with no early termination allowed.
As part of his sentence he is to have no contact with victims, stay away from location of offense, consume no alcohol or drugs while on probation, be subject to random screens and forfeit all firearms.
In the 2019 case, a sheriff’s report says Timoney robbed a man at gunpoint after the man was lured to a home in Lehigh Acres over Snapchat by an accomplice, Katelyn Elizabeth Woldridge, of Lehigh Acres, then 17.
A Sheriff’s Office report said after meeting with the man at a Lehigh Acres home, Woldridge invited him to a backyard area. The victim was met there by Timoney who robbed the victim of jewelry, an iPod and a fidget toy at gunpoint .
The report said Timoney threatened the victim to take off his jewelry faster or he’d shoot him and then encouraged the man to get in his car and leave, again threatening to shoot him.
The Sheriff’s Office report said Woldridge deleted the victim’s contact off Snapchat after the robbery.
The victim immediately reported the robbery and Sheriff’s Office deputies found and arrested Timoney after a brief foot chase.
Jewelry items that deputies saw Timoney toss during the chase were recovered in nearby bushes and identified as the victim’s stolen property.
Timoney is scheduled for a sentencing hearing in the 2019 Lee County case May 9 before Judge J. Frank Porter.
Woldridge pleaded guilty to robbery in 2020 and was given 24 months of probation under sentencing for youthful offenders.
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