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2 men sentenced in Detroit attack on motorist

Published: Monday, July 7, 2014 10:14 a.m. CDT
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FILE - These undated photos provided by the Detroit Police Department on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 shows, from left, Wonzey Saffold, 30; James Davis, 24, and Bruce Wimbush Jr., 17. Saffold pleaded guilty to assault in exchange for having an attempted murder charge dropped. He was sentenced Monday, July 7, 2014, in Wayne County Court to serve six years and four months to 10 years in prison. He was one of five people who pleaded guilty in the attack. Wimbush also is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. Other defendants will be sentenced Thursday.(AP Photo/Detroit Police Department)

DETROIT – One man has been sentenced to prison and a second must serve probation for a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist.

Wonzey Saffold and Bruce Wimbush pleaded guilty to assault in exchange for having attempted murder charges dropped.

Saffold was sentenced Monday in Wayne County Court to serve six years and four months to 10 years in prison. Wimbush was sentenced to three years' probation.

They were among five people who pleaded guilty in the attack.

Steve Utash, a tree trimmer from Macomb County, was severely beaten after he got out of his pickup to check on a 10-year-old boy who had darted in front of him in Detroit.

Utash spent several days in a coma after the April 2 attack.

Two more defendants will be sentenced Thursday.

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