Peoria man indicted for series of armed robberies

By WEEK Producer

May 15, 2012 Updated May 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill -- The Peoria County Grand Jury has indicted a Peoria man for a series of armed robberies.

18 year-old Juwan Sturdivant is charged with multiple counts of armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and burglary.

He and a 15 year-old accomplice are being held for armed robberies at "The Mix" restaurant on Knoxville, a robbery at a nearby Walgreen's, and Jimmy John's near the Bradley campus.

The use of a gun during the hold-ups adds 20 years to the sentence if Sturdivant is convicted.

15 year-old Jamere Williams, the alleged accomplice, could face up to 45 years in prison after being charged as an adult.

Williams remains in the Peoria juvenile detention center.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.