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Teens Convicted As Adults In Louisa Armed Robbery, Assault

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Kyle McKeown Kyle McKeown

LOUISA, VA—Two teenagers face up to 51 years in jail after being convicted as adults on robbery and assault charges.

Kyle McKeown, 16, formerly of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Melik Perkins, 16, of Louisa, were both convicted of two counts of attempted armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, malicious wounding and assault and battery.

McKeown was convicted by a Louisa jury Thursday. Perkins changed his plea to guilty, following McKeown's conviction.

McKeown and Perkins targeted a small group of teenagers in Louisa, assaulting one of the teens during an armed robbery, police said of the April 9 attack.

The two demanded money from the victims, and McKeown assaulted two of the three victims, striking them with a gun.

Louisa County Detectives arrested the suspects April 10.

Police said McKeown told officers he was a member of a gang in Greensboro, North Carolina and that he and Melik wanted to form their own gang in Louisa.

McKeown and Perkins face up to 51 years in jail. They will be sentenced January 7, 2013.

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