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Men arraigned in Admiral robbery

Two suspects have been arraigned in Kent County’s 63rd District Court for the armed robbery that occurred at the Admiral Gas Station in Cedar Springs on May 13.



Christopher Jay Ridgeway, 35, of Sand Lake, and Zachariah Raymor, 19, of Lowell were both charged with one count of armed robbery, and Ridgeway was also charged as a habitual offender. Bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety for both suspects, and they were bound over to Circuit Court.

According to police, a man reportedly walked in and pulled a knife on the female clerk at Admiral at about 9:59 p.m. May 13 and demanded all her money. The suspect then fled on foot to a waiting vehicle. Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent said that Ridgeway was the alleged robber, and that Raymor was driving the get away car.

The Kent County Sheriff Department sent out a broadcast alerting law enforcement that an armed robbery with similar suspect information had taken place earlier in Newaygo County. Then, at 10:10 p.m., the KCSD saw a vehicle matching the description at North Country Store on Old 14 Mile at Lincoln Lake. The four people in the vehicle were arrested and charged with the Newaygo County robbery.

Only Ridgeway and Raymor will face charges in Kent County.

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