Man accused of robbing Saline Domino's and attempting to escape police will face trial
Robert Neibler, 27, is charged with armed robbery, attempting to disarm a police officer, attempted escape and assaulting a police officer. He is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail on a $125,000 bond and will return to court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Donald Shelton.
According to police, Neibler left a rehab facility in Ann Arbor on Jan. 23 and was driven to the Domino’s at 401 E. Michigan Ave. in Saline by a woman. Neibler got out of the truck and entered the store, where he told an employee he had a gun and demanded money from the register, police said.
He left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and got back into the truck, instructing the woman to drive away, police said. The truck was pulled over as it was heading north on Maple Road and Neibler was arrested on the scene, police said.
All of the cash from the robbery was recovered, according to police.
He was arraigned on the charges on the afternoon of Jan. 24 and was taken to the hospital at about 12:30 a.m. Jan. 25, according to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office officials.
An officer was escorting Neibler to a restroom when he attempted to remove the officer’s gun from its holster, police said. It took two deputies to subdue Neibler, according to police.
Neibler was at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for self-inflicted injuries, according to police.
He has previous convictions for breaking and entering and uttering and publishing, commonly known as forgery. He also may be a suspect in two robberies in Tecumseh, according to police.