Guilty plea in pizza delivery robbery

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Damian Gude, 34 Damian Gude, 34

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND)- A Decatur man has pleaded guilty to violently robbing a pizza delivery worker last fall.

Police arrested Damian Gude in 2017 on allegations he approached a delivery worker, hit the worker on the head with a stick as he looked for change, then held a knife to the worker’s throat and demanded money.

On Monday, Gude pleaded guilty to one count of Armed Robbery. Under a plea agreement, prosecutors dropped three other changes and capped Gude’s sentence at 20 years, according to online court records.

Gude is due back in court for sentencing June 28.

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