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Posted on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 11:15 a.m.

Men accused of robbing man in Ypsilanti Township have 1 week to consider plea offer

By Kyle Feldscher

Two men accused of robbing another man outside of the Lakeshore Apartments in Ypsilanti Township have one more week to decide if they want to accept a plea agreement.


Eddie Nailor and Deandre Mitchell

Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

Eddie Nailor, 20 of Ypsilanti Township, and Deandre Mitchell, 20 of Belleville, will return to court at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz. At a pretrial hearing on Thursday, attorneys for Nailor and Mitchell asked for a one-week adjournment in the case for their clients to consider a plea deal.

David Goldstein, Nailor’s attorney, said the offer is going to involve the two men going to prison.

“It’s a fairly substantial matter and it’s going to involve prison time, if he accepts the offer,” Goldstein said.

The exact details of the offer were not laid out in court on Thursday. Nailor and Mitchell are both charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The maximum penalty for armed robbery is a sentence of life in prison.

Nailor and Mitchell are accused of robbing the man at 3:25 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Lakeshore Apartments. According to Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies, the man went to the apartments to meet a woman and hang out with a friend. After meeting the woman, the man left to go see his friend but got a call from the woman telling him to return because she forgot to give him something.

The man walked out of the apartments and was immediately confronted by Nailor and Mitchell, police said. One of the men allegedly had a gun and demanded money. The man gave them cash and the two men ran away from the area, police said.

Nailor and Mitchell were found inside the woman’s apartment when deputies went to question her about the incident and they were placed under arrest. Police said the woman is Amber Davis. She has been charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Davis will return to court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 29, according to court records.

Washtenaw County Assistant Public Defender Christopher Renna, Mitchell's attorney. said the two men only have until next week to accept the plea offer. They have both already turned down a plea deal from prosecutors at the preliminary exam stage of proceedings.

"There is an offer that will be held open for just one more week," Renna told Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz Thursday.

Nailor and Mitchell are both being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on $50,000 cash or surety bonds. Davis is free on a bond of 10 percent of $10,000.


Mark Hergott

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 3:52 p.m.

It sounds like these two are not sure the prosecution's case is strong enough to convict if this goes to trial. Well, maybe it is, maybe it isn't... but I am betting that if a conviction is passed down from a jury... the prosecutors will not be quite as generous then as they are now. Of course, these guys might not be guilty at all. Crime reporting is weird.


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 6:25 p.m.

just...and no one can truthfully say they aren't


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 5:47 p.m.

These men have not gone on trial and I don't believe anyone here can truthfully say they are guilty. Hondo and RJA's cmments assume that they are guilty. Do they know something the rest of us don't?

Nicole B.

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 12:50 p.m.

If no one should comment because of the assumption of innocence, doesn't that mean that should not report until a plea or conviction?


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 4:05 p.m.

Hey criminals, please take some time and decide. We run on taxpayer money so were good....Lame


Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 9:25 a.m.

Its' called the U.S. System of Justice were folks are presumed innocent until pleading or being found guilty....SMH...


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 3:33 p.m.

These pre-holiday one-week retail specials have gone too far.