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Oct. 21, 2014 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that the three defendants were sentenced to state prison on their March 2014 conviction after a jury trial for the May 21, 2013 armed robbery of the Suds Car Wash on Mclean Avenue in Yonkers.

Joseph Pleasant (DOB 08/13/79) of 12 East 116 Street, New York, New York was sentenced today to an indeterminate sentence of 25 years to life in prison on his conviction to:

  • four counts of Robbery in the First Degree, class “B” Violent Felonies,
  • two counts of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, class “E” Felonies,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • two counts of Petit Larceny, class “A” Misdemeanors,
  • one count of Reckless Endangerment in the Second Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • one count of Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in the Third Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • one count of Reckless Driving, a class “A” Misdemeanor in Violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law,
  • one count of Operating a Motor Vehicle in excess of the maximum speed limit, a Violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law,
  • one count of Resisting Arrest, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

Marc Rispers (DOB 07/14/83) of 361 East 178 Street, Bronx, New York was sentenced on Oct. 14, 2014 to a determinate sentence of 20 years in prison on his conviction to:

  • four counts of Robbery in the First Degree, class “B” Violent Felonies,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • two counts of Petit Larceny, class “A” Misdemeanors,
  • one count of Resisting Arrest, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

Michael Jordan (DOB 09/12/83) of 1990 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York was sentenced on October 14, 2014 to a determinate sentence of 15 years in prison on his conviction to:

  • one count of Robbery in the Second Degree, a class “C” Violent Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fifth Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor,
  • two counts of Petit Larceny, class “A” Misdemeanors,
  • one count of Resisting Arrest, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

On May 21, 2013 at approximately 4:50 p.m., in the vicinity of 866 McLean Avenue, in Yonkers, the defendants while aiding and abetting and acting in concert with each other entered the Suds Car Wash, displaying a Tec-9 semi-automatic pistol and a .380 cal. semi-automatic pistol.

They proceeded to rob the owner of the car wash of two credit cards, and in excess of $1,000.00 from the victim’s cash register, as well as a portable phone and a laptop computer from the victim’s office.

The defendants were observed leaving the car wash by uniformed officers who attempted to pull their vehicle over.

They fled the scene, in their vehicle accelerating to over 70 mph on Central Avenue in Yonkers, a speed well in excess of the posted speed limit.  

At the time of the chase, both McLean Avenue and Central Avenue had heavy rush hour traffic.

The defendants then entered the New York State Thruway wherein they accelerated to well over 100 mph. At times the defendants drove on the right shoulder of the road and sped through the Ardsley toll barrier while other motorists were in the plaza.  

The defendant attempted to exit the Thruway at the Ardsley exit and due to his high rate of speed could not negotiate the exit; sped through a stop sign, drove through the intersection with Route 9-A in Ardsley and crashed into a guardrail.

Each of the three defendants fled from the car and ran into the Saw Mill River as police were ordering them to stop.

One defendant continued through the river and up the opposite bank.  

Another ran into the river and into an aqueduct that went under the Thruway. In an effort to further elude being caught he sat down in the water exposing only a bit of his face.  

The third ran into the river and attempted to hide.

All were subsequently arrested by responding officers.

Assistant District Attorney Timothy Ward, Chief of the Career Criminal Bureau, prosecuted the case.

 

Joseph Pleasant

Marc Rispers Michael Jordan
Joseph Pleasant Marc Rispers Michael Jordan