Man accused in Broadway Party Store robbery sentenced to time served on felony charge
The lone arrestee from an armed robbery at the Broadway Party Store in April was sentenced to time served for one felony charge Monday, but he still may face more criminal charges.
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Joseph Bailey, who was 20 when charged, pleaded guilty to assaulting, resisting or obstructing a police officer on Nov. 5, according to court records. Charges of armed robbery, possession of a short barreled shotgun and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony were dropped without prejudice on that day.
On Monday, Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Melinda Morris sentenced him to six months in jail with credit for six months served. Bailey was allowed to walk out of the courtroom immediately after his sentencing.
Ann Arbor police Detective Chris Fitzpatrick said the case is still open and Bailey could face more criminal charges.
“We’re still looking for any additional information or tips,” he said.
Bailey was accused of working with another man to rob the Broadway Party Store, 1027 Broadway St., at 10 p.m. April 9. Police released a security camera video of the robbery back in April, showing two masked men in the store. One pointed a shotgun at a clerk while another took items. No one was injured during the incident.
Bailey was arrested on May 25 and was lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail until Nov. 5, when he was eventually bonded out. The second man in the case has never been arrested and police continue to look for more information leading to his arrest.
Because the charges against Bailey were dismissed without prejudice, there is no possibility of double jeopardy and he could possibly be charged with the robbery if more evidence comes to light.