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Man sentenced to three years in prison for holding up pizza deliveryman

January 14, 2013|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

A man who held up a pizza deliveryman with a pie slicer was sentenced Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to three years in prison.

David William Scott Mills, 34, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to robbery before Judge John H. McDowell on Monday. McDowell sentenced Mills to 15 years in prison, with all but three years suspended.

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies went to the area of Twin Springs Drive and Wantz Road in the Smithsburg area on the night of Sept. 3, 2012, for a report that a Rocky’s Pizza deliveryman was being held up, the charging document said.

The deliveryman told deputies that Rocky’s had gotten an order for two pizzas to be delivered to what turned out to be an abandoned house, the charging document said. A man motioned the deliveryman to come out and he got out of his vehicle, the document said.

The man pulled something that looked like a triangular pie slicer and demanded he hand over the pizzas and a bag containing $120 in cash, the charging document said.

A deputy saw a car pull onto Wantz Road and followed it to a house where a man fitting the description of the robber was standing, the charging document said. The deputy ordered the man to the ground, but the man ran into the house when the occupants of the car got out and approached  the deputy, the document said.

Mills ran through the house and out the back door and the deputy later found him in another back yard, the charging document said. After a struggle, the deputy was able to take him into custody, the document said.

Mills has a criminal record going back to 2001 that includes burglary, attempted burglary, malicious destruction of property and possession of a fake controlled dangerous substance, Assistant State’s Attorney Leon Debes told McDowell.

Mills had been drinking and using a drug called “spice” on the night of the robbery, Assistant Public Defender Brian Hutchison told McDowell.

“Spice is a very bad drug. I’ll never do it again,” Mills said.
McDowell ordered Mills to pay $164.50 in restitution for the cash and pizzas.

Armed robbery, assault and theft charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, court records said.

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