August 10, 2014 in City

Robber, upset he only got pizza, rats on alleged accomplice

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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A man convicted of robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint last December helped police find his alleged accomplice after expressing frustration that he only got pizza from the crime.

Tredone Winborne, 19, told police he was angry that he got no money – only pizza and jail time – while Eugene McVay, allegedly the other robber, wasn’t held accountable for coming up with the idea to rob a Domino’s delivery driver and getting the money, according to court documents.

Private surveillance footage shows that around midnight Dec. 23, 2013, Scott Hatfield made a delivery of $84 in pizza to a home on the 3400 block of East Marietta Avenue. Waiting on the front porch of the home were two men who robbed him at gunpoint, taking the food and beverages, an estimated $100 in Domino’s cash and $60 from Hatfield’s personal wallet.

Hatfield, 21, said in an interview Friday that they asked for his phone, too, but he told them they couldn’t have it. As one of the suspects ran toward his car, Hatfield locked it with his key ring. One of the men then slashed his car tire, Hatfield said.

“I drove home with a flat tire,” Hatfield said.

Hatfield said he was nervous about making deliveries for a week after the robbery, but he still works at the same Domino’s location, 3031 E. Mission Ave., as a driver. He said he’s relieved police found the second alleged robber.

The home where the robbery occurred was vacant, and police say the homeowner was unaware it was used as the address for delivery, court documents say. Police have recently recovered the 9 mm handgun believed to have been used by McVay in the robbery, which police believe he hid at his girlfriend’s house.

Hatfield said the gun was brandished, but never directly pointed at him.

Winborne was arrested shortly after the incident at a residence in the 3200 block of East Carlisle Avenue, according to a news release. He pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery and possession of a stolen firearm and was given a sentence of 12-plus months in prison and 12 months probation.

Police believe McVay’s girlfriend drove the robbers away from the home. McVay previously bragged about Winborne “not giving me up,” court documents say.


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