Woman arrested in robbery of pizza delivery man

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Charged along with three others

By Lisa King

Another person has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery driver, which occurred March 30.

Angelic Burkhead, 24, of 408 Lynne Acres, was arrested March 31 and incurred the same charge as the three men who are accused of beating a Pizza Hut delivery man and taking his money and pizzas.

Brandon H. Manica, 20, Barrica Spencer, 20, and Jason C. Hence, 24, all of Shelbyville, were arrested and charged with second-degree strong-arm robbery after phoning in an order to Pizza Hut and then robbing and beating the delivery man when he delivered the pizza to Lynne Acres apartment complex. 

When police searched Burkhead’s apartment at 408 Lynn Acres, they found Manica, Spencer and Hence there with the stolen pizza boxes and the victim's wallet.

Burkhead’s arrest report said after the three men were arrested, one of them made a full confession. After that, she gave a statement that she knew the robbery was going to take place before it happened, the report said.

Maj. D. Goodwin, with the Shelbyville Police Department said Burkhead is charged with second-degree robbery, like the other three. The difference is that the three men were charged with a different category of second-degree robbery—strongarm—which means they used force but did not have a weapon. Burkhead is charged with facilitation to second-degree robbery.

Goodwin explained the difference.

“Just because she didn’t run out there and participate in the actual robbery doesn’t mean anything; she was very much a part of it,” he said. “They used her cell phone to call in the pizza and when the officers came to the door looking for them, she lied and said they weren’t there.”

Burkhead is the only one of the four not still incarcerated.

She got out of jail on April 6 under a $2,500 cash bond. The others are still lodged in the Shelby County Detention Center under a $10,000 cash bond.

Manica, Spencer and Hence are scheduled to appear in Shelby District Court April 22 for a pre-trial conference. Burkhead’s pretrial conference is set for April 15.