Teen pleads guilty to Iron Mountain robbery


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN – An Iron Mountain teen accused in an armed robbery complaint has accepted a plea deal and will be sentenced in Dickinson County Circuit Court on Dec. 3.

Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards said that 17-year-old Jacelin Sims pleaded guilty Monday to an amended felony count of unarmed robbery, one felony count of breaking and entering a vehicle with damage to the vehicle, and one felony count of larceny in a building.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, additional counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, accessory after the fact to a felony, and possession of marijuana were dismissed.

Sims still faces a maximum penalty of 24 years in prison.

The robbery charge stems from an Aug. 6 incident in Iron Mountain.

Officers from the Iron Mountain Police Department said that three subjects dressed in black entered a home on the 200 block of West Brown Street and robbed the resident at knife point.

Two other suspects besides Sims have not yet been identified.

Sims’ other charges stem from separate incidents that occurred in the days after the robbery.

According to the criminal complaints in the cases, Sims also stole food from an Iron Mountain apartment that his mother was house-sitting and used a brick to break into a Ford pickup truck in Breitung Township.

Nikki Younk’s e-mail address is nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.