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Man sentenced for water gun robbery at Moorhead apartment

MOORHEAD — A Fargo man accused of using a water gun to commit an apartment robbery in Moorhead was sentenced Monday, Jan. 22, to 60 days in jail.

Lavri Samuel Jacobawi, now 19, previously pleaded guilty to a felony charge of coercion in connection to the incident.

At Monday's hearing, Jacobawi was sentenced to 60 days in Clay County Jail and given credit for one day already served. He was also ordered to five years of supervised probation and given a fine of $1,000.

A felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon was dismissed last summer. Felony charges of first-degree aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and first-degree assault were dismissed Monday.

According to court records, Jacobawi and another man burst into a Moorhead apartment Nov. 20, 2016. Jacobawi allegedly pointed a gun at a resident of the unit while demanding money.

The victim told police that he owed Jacobawi's sister about $1,500 and said that could be a motive for the crime. Jacobawi told authorities he pointed a water gun at the victim and took about $300.

Jacobawi's accused accomplice, Patrick Andrew Jaden, 23, of Fargo, is facing four felony charges of first-degree burglary, aiding first-degree assault, aiding first-degree aggravated robbery and aiding second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to court records, Jaden didn't show up for a June 29 hearing on the charges. An arrest warrant was issued for failing to appear.

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson is the Features Editor for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. He previously wrote for The Forum and the Grand Forks Herald.

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