Teen pleads guilty to robbery

GREENFIELD — A teen who this week admitted to using a Greenfield man’s own gun to rob him must work toward getting a GED or high school diploma as a condition of his sentence, records show.

Nineteen-year-old Mickale Bridgeman was arrested earlier this year amid allegations he robbed a Greenfield man at a Hancock County gas station after the pair agreed to meet up and trade firearms, according to court documents.

Bridgeman was going to trade a handgun he owned for the man’s pistol, court documents state; but after the trade had taken place, Bridgeman reportedly pointed the pistol at the man and demanded he hand over his belongings, police said.

Investigators used a cellphone number and emails the pair had exchanged to track down Bridgeman.

The teen pleaded guilty this week to felony robbery and was ordered to serve a year on home detention in addition to six years on probation. He must also complete 100 hours of community service and make “a good faith effort” to get his GED or high school diploma, records show.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.