Sentencing again delayed for man accused in North Dodge Street marijuana robbery
Sentencing for a man accused of robbing an Iowa City home of drugs has been pushed back by a week-and-a-half.
A judge on Monday delayed the sentencing hearing for 25-year-old transient Kelwin Dawley due to another man’s sentencing needing to be moved up because of a medical issue. Dawley is now scheduled to be sentenced on March 22.
He is accused of breaking into a home on North Dodge Street late the night of Aug. 24, scuffling with a resident and choking the man until he told Dawley where he was keeping “a large quantity of marijuana.”
Officers caught Dawley as he was trying to escape out the home’s back door. He allegedly admitted to tossing the house looking for marijuana and police say they found a small container of marijuana wax on his person.
Police say a second person was with Dawley that night, but that person has yet to be identified.
Dawley reached a plea deal in October. Details of that plea deal have not been released and Dawley remains charged with 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Burglary and 1st Offense Possession of a Controlled Substance. Those charges carry a combined maximum of 50 years in prison.