Three Cedar Springs teens who robbed another teen of drugs after setting up a drug buy from him will be sentenced early next month.
Cordeil Lea Boyce-Burden, 18, Austin Lee Mosher, 19, and Brandon Clay Bates, 17, all pled guilty on May 2 to the assault and battery of Allan McKay, 18.
According to police, McKay first reported that a group of men assaulted him with boards and bottles the evening of April 13 on the White Pine Trail. Police saw no signs of assault, and the victim told police they stole $120 from him. The group admitted they set up McKay to come deliver drugs, with the intention of stealing his marijuana. Those involved said they swung at McKay, acting like they wanted to hit him, and then chased him on the trail until he fell into the brush filled ditch. He then gave up his marijuana to avoid being harmed. McKay then admitted that this was what took place.
Police originally arrested Boyce-Burden, Mosher, Bates and one 15-year-old juvenile on a larceny from a person charge, but the charge the three older teens pled guilty to was assault and battery.
McKay was not charged with a drug-related offense because no evidence of the drug was found. He was arrested, however, for violating his bond conditional release order. He has also been in jail on other unrelated charges.