PORTLAND, Ore. – An 11-year-old Portland boy accused of trying to rob and carjack a woman at gunpoint last year pleaded guilty to a robbery charge and was sentenced to probation.
The boy also pleaded guilty to one count of harassment in juvenile court, according to Deputy Trial Court Administrator Neal Japport.
The boy and another boy, age 7, tried to rob 22-year-old Amy Garrett near a Southeast Portland church in December.
Garrett said the boys approached her and threatened to shoot her if she didn't give them her truck.
The 7-year-old told the 11-year-old to “show her your piece.” The 11-year-old then lifted his shirt and showed Garrett the gun, she said.
When Garrett refused to give the boys her truck, they demanded her wallet and phone and said they would shoot her if she didn’t give them anything.
Garrett drove away and called 911.
Police later caught up with the boys and confronted them. Officers found a loaded handgun in the pocket of the 11-year-old.
Under the boy’s plea agreement, he’s not allowed to have any weapons or ride in any cars that contain weapons. He will also have to pay a $200 fine and undergo juvenile counseling. He will be on probation until 2014.
The boy and his siblings were placed in foster care earlier this year.