Man gets 6 to 10 years in prison in Detroit attack

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 (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to taking part in a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist has been sentenced to prison.

Wonzey Saffold pleaded guilty to assault in exchange for having an attempted murder charge dropped. He was sentenced Monday 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. Bruce Wimbush also is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.

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 his vehicle in Detroit.

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

Two more defendants will be sentenced Thursday.