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Posted on Thu, Jan 31, 2013 : 9:05 a.m.

3 men accused of robbing cab driver return to court next month

By Kyle Feldscher

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Samuel McCray, Richard Winston, William McCray

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Three Detroiters accused of robbing a cab driver in Ypsilanti Township last month will return to court at the end of February for pretrial hearings.

William McCray, 22, Samuel McCray, 17 and Richard Winston, 17, will face pretrial hearings at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Winston was in court for a hearing Monday in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O’Brien.

William McCray was bound over to the circuit court after a preliminary exam and it will take time to get a transcript of the exam, Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecutor Brenda Taylor said. She said the defense attorneys in the case will be getting more discovery materials to look over before the next hearing.

According to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the three men assaulted a cab driver and took cash and a cellphone after being picked up at 6:15 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 800 block of George Place in Ypsilanti Township.

A search by the sheriff’s office K-9 unit led deputies to the Harmony House Motel at Michigan Avenue and Ecorse Road. After speaking with people in the area, deputies made contact with two of the men in a hotel room while the other man was caught while trying to flee the area. It’s unclear which man fled.

The men are charged with two counts each of armed robbery and unarmed robbery. Samuel McCray and Richard Winston are both being held on $250,000 bonds and William McCray is being held without bond.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

stevek

Thu, Jan 31, 2013 : 9:49 p.m.

Three fine young men.

Billy

Thu, Jan 31, 2013 : 6 p.m.

Please try them as adults....they are old enough to know better....they are old enough to go to jail.

Homeland Conspiracy

Thu, Jan 31, 2013 : 2:57 p.m.

The Three Stooges