TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A Smith County jury has found a Tyler man guilty of conspiring to rob someone at gunpoint and stealing a pound of marijuana and a gun. The jury then sentenced him to 50 years in prison.
The jury found Dikembi Rashad Kemon Spencer, 20, guilty of engaging in organized criminal activity on Wednesday in Judge Christi Kennedy’s court.
Spencer and Devonte Black were arrested in December after a Tyler police investigation into a robbery at Fox Run Apartments on November 14. Black and Spencer are accused of robbing the victims at gunpoint and stealing a pound of marijuana and a Glock pistol with an extended magazine.
“On November 13, 2017, Spencer, along with Davonte Black and a juvenile, arranged to buy one pound of marijuana for $2,200 at a Tyler apartment complex,” a press release from the Smith County District Attorney’s Office stated. “When the three arrived at the drug dealer’s apartment, the juvenile remained outside while Spencer and Black went in and robbed the drug dealer at gunpoint.”
According to the press release, Spencer posted a video on Snapchat of the three robbers displaying the stolen Glock, the firearms used by Spencer and Black, and the stolen marijuana. Tyler Police Department detectives were able to recover the video and solve the case after interviewing witnesses in light of the video, the press release stated.
“Spencer is a ranking member of the West Side Rolling 60s Crips and had previously violated his juvenile probation for burglarizing a home in 2015, and was sent to juvenile prison,” the press release stated. “He was later sentenced to county jail time for evading arrest in 2017.”
Black pleaded guilty to the crime in July 2018 and accepted a 25-year prison sentence.