Akron teen gets 16 years in prison for robbing Portage County couple

Record-Courier Staff Report Published:

An Akron teen who robbed a Portage County couple of cash and a cell phone in June 2012 by luring them to the city with a fake online advertisement for a car has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

According to the office of Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh, Doylyn Clayton Jr., 19, was sentenced Friday by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Tom Teodosio. Clayton was found guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies with firearms specifications, by a jury on Feb. 22, according to Walsh.

She said Clayton posted a bogus ad on Craigslist.com in June 2012, advertising that he had a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for sale. The ad was complete with photographs, Clayton's actual email address and cell phone number, according to Walsh.

The Portage couple saw the ad and contacted Clayton on June 19 to see the car, which was listed for sale for $4,500, according to Walsh.

The couple drove to 902 W. Exchange St. in Akron that night, where they met Clayton in the driveway of an abandoned house. The wife was carrying $450, or 10 percent of the cost of the vehicle. Led to the back of the house, they were confronted by two masked gunmen and Clayton, who also produced a gun, Walsh said.

The victims were ordered to get on their knees, and their pockets were emptied by the gunmen, who then ordered the victims onto their stomachs before fleeing with the $450 and a cell phone, according to Walsh.

Akron police detectives subpoenaed Craigslist and AT&T records in order to track down Clayton, who confessed to his involvement but refused to give up the identities of his accomplices, Walsh said.

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  • Hey Portage County this is how a real justice system works.

  • 16 YEARS AND WHEN HE GETS OUT HE WILL DO IT AGAIN HE WILL NEVER LEARN.

  • oh good.16 more years of tax payers money keeping scum alive!!!!!!!

  • Good for Akron and the portage county couple, this was probably just the beginning for this piece of garbage.