SPOKANE, Wash. -- Two teenagers who confessed to holding up a Dutch Bros. last summer were sentenced in Superior Court Tuesday.
Kendyl Dunn and Demetrius Cawthorne were charged with first degree armed robbery and sentenced to 41 months in prison. The prosecutor dropped the original weapons enhancement charges against the two. If they would have been charged with a weapons enhancement, they would have done up to seven years behind bars.
On Tuesday, the victim, Anatasia Lackey, pleaded with the judge to give them the maximum sentence. Authorities said the two thieves held up the Dutch Bros. on Monroe and Francis, threatened Lackey and held a knife to her throat.
Lackey said the Spokane County Prosecutor decided to drop the weapons enhancement charge as part of a plea deal. The prosecution said the two had no prior criminal record and showed remorse for what they did.
Dunn told the court, “I’m not asking for your mercy, I’m asking that you look at me as a young man that is accepting the consequences and wants to put this in my past.”
Both teens received credit for time served and they could get time off for good behavior. After they are released, they wills also serve 18 months of community custody.