AKRON, Ohio — A 19-year-old who listed a car on Craigslist and was found guilty of robbing some potential buyers was sentenced to 16 years in prison, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said Friday.
Doylyn Clayton, Jr., of Akron, posted the ad for a 1985 Chevy Monte Carlo in June of 2012.
When a Portage County couple met him June 19 on West Exchange Street in Akron, they were taken behind an abandoned house.
Instead of finding the car, they encountered two masked men with guns. Clayton also pulled out a firearm, prosecutors said.
The three men got away with a cell phone and $450, which was ten percent of the vehicle’s listed price.
Because Clayton used his real cell phone number and email address in his ad listing, detectives were able to track him down with subpoenas to AT&T and Craigslist.
Though Clayton confessed, he would not give up the identities of his accomplices.
On Feb. 22, he was found guilty of two counts of aggravated robbery, both with a firearm specification.