Woman gets jail time in robbery

ESCANABA – A 21-year-old Escanaba woman was sentenced Tuesday to four months in jail for lying to police investigating a gas station robbery in Escanaba this year. The ruling was handed down in Delta County Circuit Court.

Courtney Marie Gartland pleaded guilty in June to one count of lying to a peace officer investigating a larceny, a two-year high-court misdemeanor. She lied to police during questioning about a Jan. 20 armed robbery at Admiral gas station at 720 N. Lincoln Road.

Last month, co-defendant Marc Allen Grove, 20, of Escanaba, was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison on one count of assault with intent to rob while unarmed. He was originally charged with armed robbery for allegedly robbing an Admiral gas station attendant at knifepoint.

After Grove fled the scene, a police dog tracked him down at a north Escanaba residence where he and Gartland were arrested.

In addition to her jail term, Gartland was ordered to pay $528 in fines and costs.

In an unrelated incident, Gartland was also sentenced Tuesday to a four-month jail term and $40 restitution on one count of maintaining a drug house.

The above sentences are to be served concurrently. Gartland was given credit for 13 days already served in jail. She was also ordered to 18 months probation.

Prior to being sentenced Tuesday, Gartland apologized for her actions.