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Man pleads guilty to robbery in drug deal

The brother of a teen accused of murder pleaded guilty this week to a charge stemming from a drug deal robbery that ended in a shooting in January.

Jahvory Kinard, 20, was sentenced to 31 months in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree robbery Tuesday before Superior Court Judge Michael Price. Kinard shot Brittnei Fawver, who had agreed to buy $900 worth of illegal prescription pills from him Jan. 3, according to court records. Kinard attempted to rob Fawver, who was shot when she tried to prevent him from escaping, according to investigators.

After being shot, Fawver called a friend who took her to the hospital, where she was contacted by police. Investigators arrested Kinard at a lower South Hill apartment six days after the shooting. Inside the apartment they found a pistol, ammunition and a bullet-proof vest, according to court records.

Fawver was treated and released from the hospital. She served 73 days in jail on money laundering charges and was released in June. She has since been arrested in Benton County, according to court records.

Kinard is the older brother of Kenan Adams-Kinard, 17, who is awaiting a murder trial in the beating death of 88-year-old World War II veteran Delbert Belton in August 2013.

As part of a plea agreement for Jahvory Kinard that encompassed an additional case from 2012, prosecutors agreed to drop an assault charge in the January shooting, said Steve Reich, his attorney. Kinard pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in the 2012 incident, during which Kinard was accused of pulling a firearm on a cab driver during an altercation with his girlfriend.

Reich said the evidence suggested Kinard displayed a pellet gun in the exchange, and that the cab driver pointed a Taser at Kinard before the firearm was displayed.

Kinard was sentenced to a year in prison for the assault, but that time will be served at the same time as the 31 months on the robbery charge. He will receive one “strike” on his record, Reich said.


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