Release Date: Friday, April 2, 2010 11:50 a.m.
Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Deandre Jaquan Gordon, 19 years old, previously residing in the 5500 Block of Aurora Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia, was convicted by a jury after a two day trial on charges of Robbery, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Robbery, Conspiracy and Grand Larceny. The jury recommended that the defendant serve a total of 10 years and 24 months and be fined $1,600.00. The Honorable Patricia L. West, who presided over the trial, ordered that a presentence report be prepared and the formal sentencing is set for June 14, 2010. The defendant still faces a single count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (Juvenile) stemming from this incident.
The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on September 27, 2009, Gordon entered a home located in the 1900 block of Darnell Drive, armed and wearing a red bandana along with two other conspirators. The goal of the robbery was to steal an AK47 that they believed was on the property. Failing to find any weapons, Gordon and his conspirators robbed the 12 year old victim of her cell phone and stole a laptop and jewelry from the home. The jewelry was later sold by Gordon.
The juvenile codefendants pled guilty in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Gordon has a criminal record, which includes convictions incurred in 2008 as a juvenile on charges of Attempted Robbery, Destruction of Property and Assault.
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert W Jones Jr. prosecuted the case. Please call Julie Pickell if additional information is desired.