Ex-UD player Devon Scott sentenced

Published: Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 11:40 AM
Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 @ 6:27 PM

UPDATE@6:26 p.m.:

Former University of Dayton basketball player Devon Scott was led out of court by deputies to begin a 90-day jail sentence after pleading guilty to his role in on-campus burglaries last year.

Scott, 21, was sentenced Wednesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Dennis Adkins’ courtroom to three months in prison and five years’ probation.

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Scott also was ordered to pay court costs plus $669 restitution to 16 victims. Adkins read aloud the names of each victim from the December 2014 incident and the restitution amounts ranging from $5 to $140.

Scott — who declined to comment at his sentencing — also was ordered not to have contact with those victims or co-defendant and fellow ex-UD basketball player Jalen Robinson. On July 1, Robinson was sentenced to 30 days in jail, five years’ probation and was ordered to pay restitution.

After a plea agreement with prosecutors, Scott was found guilty of two felony counts of burglary and three counts of trespass in a habitation, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Adkins warned Scott that if he violates the terms of his community control, Scott could face up to 8 years on each burglary count and up to 36 months on each trespassing count. Scott will serve his time in the Montgomery County Jail.

Court documents indicated Scott trespassed in seven places, including six in UD’s Marycrest Hall and a structure on Caldwell Street.

According to prosecutors, video surveillance showed Robinson and Scott walking up to several dorm doors and trying the handles to see if they were unlocked, according to court filings. Documents indicated residents saw both trespassing into their rooms. Many of those residents reported missing property.

Security footage showed both Robinson and Scott with items in their hands in the hallway, and video the next day captured them returning stolen money to one of the victims, according to documents.

On Dec. 15, 2014, Robinson and Scott — both from Columbus Northland High School and key contributors in UD’s NCAA tournament Elite 8 team in 2014 — were dismissed from the basketball team. They later withdrew from school.

UPDATE @2:50 p.m.

Devon Scott was sentenced Wednesday afternoon to 90 days in jail during a hearing in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. He was taken into custody immediately after the hearing.

UPDATE @3:12 p.m. (July 8): Former University of Dayton basketball player Devon Scott pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony charges for his role in a series of burglaries on campus in 2014, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

Scott had been charged with two counts of burglary and three counts of trespass in a habitation, according to the prosecutor’s office.

As part of the conditions of his plea, Scott will be placed on community control sanctions for five years, serve 90 days in jail and make full restitution, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 5.

UPDATE@5:10 p.m. (July 1):

Former University of Dayton basketball player Jalen Robinson was sentenced to 30 days in the Montgomery County Jail for his role in a series of burglaries on campus in 2014, the county prosecutor announced Wednesday.

Robinson must also pay full restitution to the victims. When released, he will be on probation for five years, according to a press release. The case of his co‐defendant and former teammate Devon Scott, who was charged with seven counts of burglary, is pending. Scott’s case will be sent to a grand jury on an unspecified date, officials said.

FIRST REPORT

Former University of Dayton basketball player Jalen Robinson, 21, has been found guilty of three charges of trespassing into a habitation.

Robinson was captured by UD dormitory security cameras Dec. 14, 2014, entering rooms where items had been reported stolen.

Robinson also was identified by witnesses.

Robinson was dismissed from the team the next day along with teammate Devon Scott. Both were starters on the team.

Robinson will be sentenced to the felony crimes July 1.

Scott’s case is still pending in the court system.