Jonesboro Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Gas Station Robbery and Shooting

JONESBORO — Devin Boren, a 19-year-old from Jonesboro, was handed a 10-year prison sentence with an additional 25 years suspended this week, following his involvement in a robbery and shooting incident last December.

Circuit Judge Scott Ellington delivered the sentence on Monday. This follows a plea deal made on July 25, where Boren pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated robbery and first-degree battery. In return for his admission, the state dropped an associated aggravated assault charge.

The incident, which took place on December 11, 2022, saw Boren and an accomplice, Tyrone Jackson, involved in the shooting of Jaylon Selvy, 21, at a gas station. Surveillance footage from the Exxon station at 1325 South Caraway showed the two assailants cornering Selvy as he attempted to exit the store, leading to a physical altercation. Boren was caught on camera assaulting Selvy multiple times before Selvy was shot while trying to crawl away from the scene. Boren is seen approaching the injured Selvy with a gun before fleeing with Jackson.

Boren’s sentence comprises 10 years in prison, an added five-year imposition of sentence term, and a 20-year suspended imposition of sentence. Additionally, Boren was credited with 200 days in jail out of a 200-day jail sentence.

Jackson, who pleaded guilty to similar charges in June, was given a comparable sentence by Circuit Judge Randy Philhours. He received 10 years in prison, a 30-year suspended sentence, and was ordered to pay fines and fees amounting to $840. Jackson was credited with 187 days of his jail sentence.

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