Three men to serve up to 15 years in prison for robbing pizza delivery driver
The three men who police say beat and robbed a pizza delivery driver in May will be heading to prison after being sentenced by a Washtenaw County Trial Court judge on Monday.
Michael Brooks, 18, Michael Hellem, 19, and Robert Word, 21, were sentenced by Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Melinda Morris. The three men all entered pleas in their cases in December, according to court records.
The driver fought back against the men, who punched and kicked him, according to police. The 56-year-old man from Van Buren Township was badly beaten and was taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, according to police.
It was unclear what was actually taken from the driver.
Word received the most serious sentence and will serve a prison sentence between three years and one month and 10 years for pleading no contest to a charge of assault with intent to do bodily harm less than murder and three years and one month to15 years for pleading no contest to unarmed robbery, according to court officials. Court officials were not aware if the sentences were to run concurrent or consecutive Wednesday.
Brooks will serve between a year and a half and 15 years in prison for pleading guilty to a charge of unarmed robbery, according to court officials.
Hellem will serve between a year and a half and 15 years in prison for pleading guilty to a charge of unarmed robbery, according to court officials.
Word received credit for 231 days served in jail, Brooks received 230 days credit and Hellem received 232 days credit, according to court officia