Published on March 11th, 2013 | by Daniel Perlman0
Final suspect pleads guilty
The last of five people who Davenport police say last year lured a man to a bike path where they beat and robbed him has pleaded guilty.
Ashley Marie Cummings, 19, of Davenport appeared Friday in Scott County District Court to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit a forcible felony.
The charge is a Class C felony that would be punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Instead, Magistrate Mark Lawson deferred her sentence and placed her on three years of probation.
A second-degree robbery charge against her was dismissed.
Cummings is listed in court records living at 1995 W. 40th St., Apt. 419. Others charged in connection with the case including Bobby Dean Matejcek, 24; Kelly Elizabeth Hobert, 20; and Timothy Michael McGauley Jr., 25, lived at that address. Also charged is Tyler Overmann, 16, of 4803 Wisconsin Ave., Davenport.
They were arrested Nov. 7 related to the incident that occurred Sept. 17. Court records state that at 1:24 p.m., a female called the victim and asked him to meet her at Northwest Park, 3400 N. Division St. She then allegedly sent text messages to the others about the victim’s arrival at the park.
According to arrest affidavits, both of the women charged walked the victim to the bike path, where the three males of the group confronted him. One of the men threatened to shoot the victim and ordered him to the ground, where he was kicked, beaten and struck with a large stick.
The man’s backpack, which contained $50 as well as clothing, a cellphone, a sketchbook and other items, was taken, the affidavits state. The man allegedly was told to remain on the ground or he would be shot.
Hobert and McGauley have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and were sentenced to three years of probation.
Matejcek pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a forcible felony and remained in the Scott County Jail on Friday to await sentencing.
Matejcek also pleaded guilty to an unrelated count of third-degree sex abuse. Records state that when he was 23, he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female runaway from October 2011 to January 2012. The victim also conceived Matejcek’s child, records state.
His sentencing for both cases is set for April 11.
Overmann’s case was transferred to juvenile court in January.
Source: Quad-City Times “Final suspect pleads guilty,” March 9, 2013.