A 20-year-old Glenwood man accused of robbing a Pizza Hut employee in the restaurant parking lot earlier this year has been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison.
Codey McKenzie was originally charged with first-degree robbery after he displayed a knife while confronting a Pizza Hut employee after closing hours the night of Jan. 18. An investigation by the Glenwood Police Depart-ment and Mills County Sheriff’s Office determined McKenzie demanded a money bag containing approximately $1,500 from the restaurant employee.
The money bag was surrendered to McKenzie, who fled on foot. He was apprehended later that night and the money bag was recovered.
Under a plea agreement reached in Mills County District Court, McKenzie pleaded guilty to first-degree theft and assault while participating in a felony.
Judge Greg Steensland sentenced McKenzie to serve 10 years in a state correctional facility on the theft charge and five years on the second charge. He was also ordered to pay court costs and attorney fees.
Assistant Mills County Attorney Tricia McSorley said Steensland ordered the two sentences to run consecutively and McKenzie will be required to serve a minimum five-year sentence.