A man who is thought to be homeless has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of armed robbery during a January drug deal gone bad, Walworth County Court records show.
Mitchell B. Vogelman, 22, no fixed address, was also sentenced Aug. 31 to eight years of extended supervision. He will start his prison term after another term he is serving in a separate case.
Other drug- and firearm-related charges were dismissed and read in to the record as part of a plea agreement, according to online court records. Charges of misappropriating identifying information to obtain money and receiving or concealing stolen property in separate cases were also dismissed and read in.
On Jan. 27, four people told Delavan police that Vogelman approached their car on Elmhurst Avenue and asked for a cigarette, according to the criminal complaint. He then said “Never mind,” pulled out a pistol, pointed it at them and said, “Don’t go anywhere.”
Then Vogelman said, “Everyone, run your pockets,” according to the complaint.
One man refused, and Vogelman said, “You think this is a joke? I’ve been on the run for 12 years. You think I won’t do it?”
Vogelman then fired four shots into the dashboard, according to the complaint.
He later told police he drove to Elmhurst Street to buy marijuana, the complaint states.
Vogelman is not allowed to possess weapons as a condition of his supervision.