Man who shot cab windshield will spend up to 6 years in prison
Courtesy of WCSO
A Superior Township man will serve up to six years in prison for shooting at a cab’s windshield after fighting with the driver.
Eddie Charles Gardner Jr., 25, was sentenced Monday in the Washtenaw County Trial Court to two years on a felony firearm charge and a consecutive term of 17 to 48 months on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
Charges of carjacking, possession of a firearm and resisting a police officer will be were dismissed per a plea deal Gardner took earlier this month.
He received credit for 60 days served.
When asked if he had anything to say before sentencing by Judge Melinda Morris, Gardner softly replied, "No, ma'am."
Gardner was accused of pulling out a gun during an Aug. 30 argument with a cab driver, AnnArbor.com previously reported. The driver had picked up Gardner and a woman near Plymouth and Dixboro roads and was taking them to Superior Township.
According to police, Gardner fired one shot through the cab’s windshield before the driver grabbed the weapon and struggled with Gardner. Gardner and the woman are accused of fleeing on foot. They were arrested by Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies in a field near Father Gabriel Richard High School.