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Posted on Sat, May 5, 2012 : 4:08 p.m.

Teenagers accused of robbing pizza delivery driver return to court Thursday

By Kyle Feldscher

Note: Jeffrey Howell is 18 years old. The story originally stated he was 17. The two men accused of robbing one delivery driver and attempting to rob another will return to court next week, according to court records.


Anthony Demario Hugan

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Anthony Demario Hugan, 18, and Jeffrey Howell, 18, will both be back in court for hearings on May 10. Hugan will be facing a preliminary exam after his hearing was adjourned on Thursday. Howell is facing a pretrial hearing after his case was bound over to the Washtenaw County Trial Court Thursday morning, according to court records.

Both Hugan and Howell face a charge of armed robbery, two counts of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and attempted armed robbery. Howell stood mute at his preliminary exam and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf, according to a court official.

Hugan and Howell are accused of robbing a 38-year-old Ypsilanti man who was called to deliver a pizza at 1 a.m. April 12 in the 1000 block of Bluestem Lane, according to police.

The two teenagers allegedly flagged the delivery driver down, pointed a gun at him and stole cash and food before running from the area.


Jeffrey Howell

Courtesy of Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Police believe Hugan and Howell also set up a delivery driver from Happy Wok five days later. The delivery driver felt the situation was suspicious — the condominium at the address was abandoned and a “For Sale” sign was in the front yard — and returned to his car. A short time later, a man on a cellphone walked by the driver’s car and the driver noticed another man between units of the complex. Spooked, the driver took off and called police.

Hugan and Howell were arrested at a home in the 2700 block of Adrienne Drive on April 23.

If convicted, they both face a maximum of life in prison.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Tue, May 8, 2012 : 2:01 p.m.

Kyle, aren't they both 18???


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 7:35 p.m.

I would hold off on judging these 2 young men until the real truth comes out. i think all you haters will be surprised at the truth. The same people like you folkes that try to point blame and wish harsh things to other people will be judged by that same type of judgement. Whoever that has never done anything wrong in there life or needed forgiveness for some wrong doing post all you want if you have ever done anything wrong then remain quiet.


Mon, May 7, 2012 : 5:07 a.m.

Sorry, but whoever did this deserves much punishment. It is one thing to maybe say something bad about someone, and another to point guns and traumatize a man or woman for the rest of his/her life by sticking a gun in a face. Just want to see these young people have to work hard during their time in prison. This is a serious crime.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 2:40 p.m.

Why should we have to PAY for their mistake? Something has to be done to these prisoners so that they can pay their own way. I'm getting tired of Paying, paying, paying for all of the low lives & moochers out there.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 3:46 p.m.

Then vote republican.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 2:26 p.m.

I hope that instead of basketball and gang involvement in prison, these strong healthy men get a lot of work detail, cleaning up Detroit, Ypsi, AnnArbor, etc. Put them to useful work. Is that legal??? Not just cleaning the highways, but the parks, abandoned buildings, etc. Also they need to speak with other young people about their experiences. What a waste this is, multiplied by millions all over the country. I wonder if their parents were good examples for them, and where they went wrong? Are they college professors?


Tue, May 8, 2012 : 1:57 p.m.

Unfortunately you cannot always blame the parents. It would be foolish to believe that every criminal out here had bad parents. Some people are just influenced negatively and take rebellion or greed too far which I think is the case here. I know for certain at least one of these boys has educated, hardworking, loving parents. Its been really sad to see him tear down this path of self destruction. Seems to be a trend, the week their first article was posted I believe four other area youth were in the paper for eimilar crimes. Crime always has and always will exist but I believe this is a generation of lazy, self entitled people we're dealing with. Mesmerized by media and tv instead of their parents influence.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 1:50 p.m.

"Gimme that $20 and a couple a bread sticks to go!" and for this, they will get a 5-10 year sentence. They'll get a few "bread sticks" , where they are going. enjoy boys!


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 2:20 p.m.

They should have to compensate the victim either in future earnings (haha) or by taking care of his lawn for the rest of his life. Without a gun and in shackles.

Jimmy McNulty

Sun, May 6, 2012 : 12:06 p.m.

Kyle, are these fine young upstanding citizens housed in the Hogback Hilton or are they free on bond?


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 11:50 a.m.

Will be interesting to see who the judge is and how big a slap on the wrist they get....


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 4:44 a.m.

I wonder if they have priors? If guilty, they need to get the maximum sentence, this was a horrible thing to do and the delivery person is very lucky he is still alive. So now he has to keep working, while the criminals get everything paid for by our tax dollars. Part of their sentence should be to drive around cities with food, a sign on their car and $10 until thugs hold them up.

Ulysses Wong

Sun, May 6, 2012 : 1:50 p.m.

While logical, making them work for a living in this age of entitlement (the feeling not necessarily the programs) would be considered cruel and unusual punishment.


Sun, May 6, 2012 : 3:36 a.m.

Life in prison? I hope they enjoyed the pizza!

Ron Granger

Sat, May 5, 2012 : 11:05 p.m.

If convicted they can enjoy some nice prison hot dogs. It doesn't get any cheaper than that. Pink slime, baby.


Sat, May 5, 2012 : 10:09 p.m.

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