Prison time for Admiral robbery

ESCANABA – A 20-year-old Escanaba man was sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison Monday for his role in a gas station robbery in Escanaba earlier this year. The ruling was handed down in Delta County Circuit Court.

Marc Allen Grove was arrested for armed robbery for allegedly robbing a gas station attendant at knifepoint on Jan. 20 at Admiral, 720 N. Lincoln Road. In May, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of one count of assault with intent to rob while unarmed.

The armed robbery count and a second charge of controlled substance – possession of the analogue Buprenorphine Hydrochloride were both dismissed in exchange for the guilty plea.

On Monday, Judge Stephen Davis sentenced Grove on the assault charge, ordering him to prison for a minimum term of five years and four months to a maximum term of 15 years. He was given credit for 176 days served in Delta County Jail.

Grove was also ordered to pay $625 in restitution and $198 in fines and costs.

Last month, co-defendant Courtney Marie Gartland, 21, pleaded guilty to one count of lying to a peace officer investigating a larceny, a two-year high-court misdemeanor. She will be sentenced on Aug. 13 in circuit court.