A teenager who was charged with an assortment of offenses including nine burglaries, aggravated assault and malicious mischief will receive 40 years in prison, based upon a plea deal reached last week in Circuit Court.

Damiyune Kentrell Hoskins, 17, of 412 Barham St. was sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in a series of burglaries that occurred in February at several different residences along Carla and Terri drives and Knight Street in Country Club Estates and on Holland and Poplar avenues and east Myrtle Street.




The burglaries involved mostly the theft of 4-wheelers and vehicles according to Philadelphia Chief of Police Grant Myers.

Hoskins was also charged with aggravated assault for allegedly shooting at a vehicle on Railroad Avenue on July 26. A grand jury indicted him in January.

At the time Hoskins was arrested on the burglary cases he was out of custody on a $40,000 bond on the shooting case.

Lantrain Malik Hoskins, 17, of 236 Railroad Ave., was also charged as an adult with aggravated assault in the vehicle shooting.

Jakynzie Wilson, 18, of 305 Robin Hood Circle, and Roderick Tally, 18, of 265 Cora St., were charged with aggravated assault as well.

The victim of the vehicle shooting was at his home on Robin Hood Circle a day earlier when a bullet went through a front window about 5:30 p.m., the authorities said.

PPD officers responded to two other reports of shots being fired into homes that same week.

Several bullets were fired at a home on Railroad Avenue July 27 about 6 a.m.

The homeowner told police that “a tall, dark skinned, black male, wearing a white T-shirt came up to the door and fired several shots into the home. The male took off running and headed west.”

Early the next morning shortly after midnight, three bullets struck the left side of the front door of a house on Cora Street. The back window of a car parked at the house was also hit by a bullet, officials said.