Man who robbed Saline Domino's then attempted to escape jail is sentenced to prison
The Tecumseh man who pleaded guilty to robbing a Domino’s in Saline and then attempting to escape custody will serve between 17 and 29 years in prison, according to court records.
Robert Neibler, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery, disarming a police officer of a firearm, attempting to escape while awaiting trial for a felony and two counts of assaulting, resisting and obstructing a police officer in February. Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Donald Shelton sentenced Neibler on last week.
Neibler was arrested on Jan. 23 after he robbed the Saline Domino’s located at 401 E. Michigan Ave. According to the police report, Neibler left a drug rehab facility in Ann Arbor and had a friend drive him to the Domino’s.
Neibler then got out of the truck, entered the store, told an employee he had a gun and demanded money from the register, according to police.
The woman began to drive Neibler away, but police stopped the truck as it headed north on Maple Road, according to police. He was arrested at the scene and lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail.
Two days later, while in police custody, Neibler had to be taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. A sheriff’s deputy was escorting him to a hospital restroom at about 12:30 a.m. when Neibler assaulted the officer and attempted to take the officer’s gun from its holster, according to police.
Neibler was eventually subdued and had his bond raised, according to court records. He has prior convictions for breaking and entering and uttering and publishing.
Neibler has also been arrested and charged with robbing two businesses in Tecumseh before the Saline incident. The charges in those cases are currently pending.