Columbia youth pleads guilty to role in Wendy's robbery 17-year-old could get up to 20 years in prison

March 15, 1998|By Caitlin Francke | Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF

A 17-year-old Columbia youth pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit armed robbery at a Wendy's restaurant in Ellicott City two years ago.

Scott Edward Miller of the 7400 block of Swan Point Way could get up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced May 28.

Originally charged with 42 counts of armed robbery, theft and assault, Miller pleaded guilty to one count as part of a plea bargain with prosecutors.

The remaining charges were dropped in Howard Circuit Court.

Miller's attorney, Robert Kessler, said his client "was involved with some individuals who were involved with a lot more serious business than he realized at the time."

Police, who arrested Miller in April 1997, said they found several weapons, including a sawed-off shotgun, when they served a search-and-seizure warrant at Miller's home.

Police said robbers took $2,000 from the Wendy's in the 9100 block of Route 108.

Pub Date: 3/15/98

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