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Man sentenced in Spotsylvania robbery
BY KEITH EPPS
Two Spotsylvania men were ordered to serve 20 months in prison for a June 16 incident in which they attacked a man who knew them and took his money and prescription medication.
Keevon Lujack Codynah, 22, and Bradley Wayne Meadows, 29, were both convicted of larceny from a person and unlawful wounding.
They were each sentenced to a total of 10 years in prison with all but the 20 months suspended.
In exchange for their guilty pleas, prosecutor Martha Norton reduced two charges and dropped others.
According to the evidence, 38-year-old Edward Davis went to 12045 Post Oak Road June 16 to pick up his daughter.
Codynah and Meadows pulled up in the driveway and Codynah asked Davis for some pills. Davis said no.
The two defendants later invited Davis to the nearby abandoned home of Meadows’ uncle. Davis initially declined the invitation, but later walked over to the house.
There were a number of boxes in the downstairs area, according to the evidence, and Davis was told that one of the boxes contained children’s books that he could have for his daughter.
As he bent over to pick up the box, Davis was hit in the head with a large rock and saw his own blood splatter.
The defendants then held him down and kicked him and took about $100 in cash and 30 oxycodone pills.
Davis called police, and the suspects were soon apprehended. Among the evidence tying them to the crime were text messages on the cellphone of Codynah’s girlfriend.
Under the direction of Detective Kelly Mills, the woman sent Meadows a text message stating that she heard he had hit Smith with a hammer.
Meadows responded, “I did not hit him with no dam hammer I hit him w/ a rock then I dropped him an then keevon stomped him an took his s*** while I had him pinned to tha ground.”
Keith Epps: 540/374-5404