Man gets prison for robbery

ESCANABA — A suspect in an armed robbery in Delta County on Aug. 15 was sentenced to prison Friday in connection with an armed robbery in Marquette County on Aug. 16.

Jordan Randall Steinhausen, 22, of Escanaba, pleaded guilty to larceny from a person and was ordered to spend three years to up to 10 years in prison during Friday’s sentencing in Marquette County Circuit Court. He was given credit for 157 days served in the Marquette County Jail.

Steinhausen is one of three suspects charged in connection with armed robbery incidents in Chocolay Township in Marquette County on Aug. 16. The same three suspects and a fourth defendant were charged in connection with an Aug. 15 armed robbery in Escanaba.

Steinhausen along with Tristen Lee Snow and Jacob Allen Christopher Jones, both 18 and from Escanaba, were arrested and lodged in the Marquette County Jail each in lieu of a $1 million bond following two incidents in Chocolay Township on Aug. 16.

Snow and Jones are each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery and four counts of armed robbery, all life felonies.

Snow is scheduled for a pretrial conference in Marquette County Circuit Court on Feb. 2. Jones’s case is pending in circuit court due to a competency examination.

Steinhausen was sent to Marquette Branch Prison immediately following his sentencing on Friday while Snow and Jones remain lodged in the Marquette County Jail.

The above three suspects and a fourth defendant — Devin Joseph Wallendal, 21, also of Escanaba — were all arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Quality Inn and Suites in Escanaba where two masked males allegedly stole an undetermined amount of cash on Aug. 15.

The suspects demanded money from the desk clerk and implied they had a weapon, though no weapon was observed by the employee, according to Escanaba Public Safety, the investigating agency.

Steinhausen and Snow are each charged in Delta County with one count of armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Jones is charged with one count of aiding and abetting an armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The felonies carry maximum life sentencings.

Steinhausen allegedly provided transportation to Snow and Jones who are accused of stealing money from the female employee at the Quality Inn who was put in fear of a dangerous weapon — a knife or a club, according to court records.

Steinhausen is scheduled for a pretrial conference in Delta County Circuit Court on Feb. 15 when he may set a date to make a plea or go to trial.

Snow was bound over this week from Delta County District Court to circuit court where a date will be scheduled for him to enter a plea or go to trial.

Jones is scheduled for a preliminary examination in Delta County District Court on Feb. 2.

Bonds on Steinhausen, Snow and Jones remain at $750,000 each in Delta County.

Last month, Wallendal pleaded guilty as charged to being an accessory to a felony after the fact, a five-year felony, in connection with the Escanaba robbery. He remains free on bond and is scheduled to be sentenced in Delta County Circuit Court on Feb. 10.

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