By MARLO BARNHART
Two of three teens implicated in the May 1 robbery and assault of a Chinese food delivery worker were committed to the Victor Cullen School Wednesday by Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell.
A bench warrant was issued for the third youth who failed to appear in court Wednesday.
The two teens who did appear both admitted to the robbery and an unrelated misdemeanor theft. The two 15-year-olds will be held at the Noyes Detention Center in Rockville until beds are available at Victor Cullen.
Washington County State's Attorney Kenneth Long lobbied for detention, describing the incident as "indifferent to the rights of other people."
McDowell noted that both boys have had extensive contact with the Department of Juvenile Justice.
All three boys originally were charged with robbery, attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, theft and second-degree assault.
The 17-year-old victim, Jian Hong Jiang, told police he was delivering more than $100 worth of food from China Gourmet restaurant in the Ames Shopping Center.