Herald-Whig

Quincy man sentenced to 10 years for December armed robbery

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 17, 2019 5:00 pm Updated: Jun. 17, 2019 7:39 pm

QUINCY -- A Quincy man was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery Monday in Adams County Circuit Court.

Adam K. Rickert, 24, entered the plea in connection with the Dec. 23, 2018, incident at the Welcome Inn, 200 Maine.

Josh Jones, lead trial attorney for the Adams County state's attorney's office said if the case officers with the Quincy Police Department would testify that they were called to Blessing Hospital where a man said he was "jumped" at the hotel and his backpack was stolen.

Police learned that Rickert had contact with the man, and when they visited Rickert's room at the hotel, they were told by a woman that Rickert had been in the room and told them that he was going to "rob someone" in order to get money for rent.

As part of the agreement charges of armed robbery and two counts of aggravated battery were dropped.

Rickert also was ordered to pay $27,860 in restitution.

He received credit for 176 days already served in the Adams County Jail where he has been held on $200,000 bond since his arrest.