By Jessica Mathews /

A South Lyon man is serving prison time for a carjacking and robbery in a grocery store parking lot.

21-year-old Carson Zeug was charged with armed robbery after the incident in which a Northville man reported that he had been robbed while in the Kroger parking lot at Eight Mile and Pontiac Trail in Lyon Township.

Zeug earlier entered a no-contest plea to a reduced charge of unarmed robbery and was sentenced in Oakland County Circuit Court. He was ordered to serve a minimum of 30 months and a maximum of 15 years in prison, with credit for 174 days served. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but is treated as such at sentencing.

The 31-year-old victim said he was sitting inside his car on September 15th, 2021 when an unknown man approached the driver side door and asked for a ride. When the victim declined, he said the man walked to the passenger-side door, opened it and brandished a pocket knife. He then reportedly ordered the victim to drive to a nearby credit union and withdraw $1,800. The victim said he was only able to give him $500.

After providing the money, the victim said the suspect ordered him to drive to a Novi apartment building, where he exited the vehicle. The victim then drove to the South Lyon Police Department. Novi Police were provided a description of the suspect and a short time later arrested Zeug.