CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Three men from Charlottesville have been sentenced to prison for an attempted armed robbery of an Albemarle County man.

According to a release, 23-year-old Tyreek Saquan Ragland, who organized the robbery plan, pleaded guilty to a count of attempted Hobbs Act robbery and was sentenced to more than six years in prison.

Twenty-six-year-old Madison Wonne Zelee and 23-year-old Tyrel Anthony Dowell also each pleaded guilty to a count of Hobbs Act robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Zelee will spend five years in prison while Dowell will be in prison for four years and four months.

Court documents show the three men targeted the victim because they believed he had a large quantity of marijuana at his home in Albemarle County.

On Sept. 30, 2021, Zelee knocked on the victim’s door to ask about a lost dog, but before opening the door, the resident saw Dowell coming out of the nearby woods while wearing a ski mask.

The resident refused to open the door, and both Zelee and Dowell left in a vehicle Ragland was driving.

Shortly after this incident, the intended victim contacted his father and the two decided to look for the getaway vehicle.

While the resident and his father were out searching, a witness who stayed at the home called the resident to say someone was at the door trying to deliver a pizza.

However, the resident knew no such order had been made so he told the witness not to open the door.

The intended victim then returned to his home and saw a vehicle matching the getaway one parked on the side of the road nearby.

The intended victim believed there was danger, so he and his father decided to leave the area again, but as they did so, Zelee and Dowell came out of the woods and started shooting at them and hitting their car.

After that, Zelee and Dowell again got into the vehicle Ragland was driving and left the scene.

All three men had entered their guilty pleas in May.