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Belchertown man gets 2-plus years for robbing pizza delivery driver



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NORTHAMPTON — A Belchertown man who admitted Wednesday that he robbed a Pizza Hut delivery driver using a BB gun in June and made off with $5 was sentenced to 2½ years in jail.

Aaron Dakota Fogg, 20, pleaded guilty in Hampshire Superior Court to assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny from a person.

Belchertown Police received a report of a robbery on Lake Drive at around 9:30 p.m. on June 6. A Pizza Hut delivery driver told officers that he was delivering a pizza on Lake Drive and he noticed someone standing along a nearby tree line, Officer Michael Beaupre wrote in court documents.

The driver, assuming it was the person who ordered the pizza, got out of the car and was approached by Fogg, according to court documents. Fogg asked the driver if he had change for a $20 and when Mahan responded he did, Fogg pulled a firearm from his waistband and aimed it at the side of the driver’s head, Beaupre wrote.

Fogg took $5 from the driver, which was all the money he had on him, court records state. Fogg was arrested two days later at his home. He pleaded not guilty in Eastern Hampshire District Court and was held without the right to bail for 120 days after being deemed “dangerous” by Judge Michele Ouimet-Rooke.

On Wednesday, Fogg was sentenced to 2½ years in jail on the larceny charge. He will receive credit for 97 days already served, according to court documents. On the assault charge, Fogg was sentenced to a year of probation with conditions that he stay away from the victim as well as all Pizza Hut locations. He must also remain drug and alcohol free.

Fogg was represented by attorney Alan Rubin.

Emily Cutts can be reached at ecutts@gazettenet.com.