A Warner Robins teenager, who was tried as an adult in Houston County Superior Court, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole in a Nov. 29 home invasion.
Tavon Williams, 16, was sentenced Thursday by Judge Katherine K. Lumsden after pleading guilty to armed robbery, according to a Houston County District Attorney’s Office news release. Williams’ sentence also included 10 years on probation.
Other related charges of burglary and kidnapping were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, said assistant district attorney Duncan Munn.
Co-defendants Dartangyn Thomas Rowser, 17, and William Tarver Jr., 18, are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and burglary, Munn said. Those cases are pending trial.
The three are accused of entering a Warner Robins home armed with a firearm and demanding money, the release said. Williams was 15 at the time of the home invasion.
“When you go into someone’s house with a gun, even if you’re ... 16, all bets are off, you’re going to prison,” Houston County District Attorney Jason Ashford said in the news release.
Williams is expected to serve time in a Youth Detention Center until he turns 17 and then will be transferred to a state prison to serve the rest of the sentence, according to the release.