Four arrested, one sought for ‘sandwich theft’
By Pat Maurer
Two Central Michigan University students and three others may be facing ten years in prison for stealing sandwiches from a delivery person in Mt. Pleasant.
According to a release from Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski four men were arrested around 2:10 a.m. on January 12 and a fifth suspect’s arrest is expected after they took eight sandwiches from a delivery person from Menna’s Joint at 1418 South Mission.
Daniel John Abrahamson, 20 of Northville; Joseph Augustin Petrovich, 19 of Farmington Hills; Dustin Edward Cochran, 17, of Indian River; and Kyle Elsen Weckesser, 22, of East Lansing were all arrested and each charged with one count of Larceny from a Person (10-year felony) and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Larceny from a Person (10-year felony and a $10,000 fine). Abrahamson and Petrovich were CMU students. All four were arraigned on the charges and have bonded out of the Isabella County Jail by posting a $10,000/10 percent cash/surety bond.
A fifth man, Elija Scott Burr, 19 of Panama City, Florida is wanted on a warrant for the same charges. He is currently in Florida, Mioduszewski said.
Mioduszewski said the men, who didn’t have the money to pay for them, ordered the sandwiches to be delivered to a Deerfield Village apartment “even though they didn’t live there.”
He continued, “They waited outside the apartment and when the delivery person arrived, they robbed him of the food and took off running.” The delivery person chased them and tackled the man with the food, but the others returned, “knocked the delivery person off the suspect,” grabbed the food and ran away again. The delivery person was not injured.
Mioduszewski said the incident remains under investigation.