Two men were arrested last weekend for attempting an armed robbery on a Cedar Springs couple.
According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, Officer Chad Tucker responded to a call of an armed robbery, about 8:20 p.m. Friday, which occurred in a home on Sarah Street, located within the Cedar Springs Mobile Estates Mobile Home Park.
The victims, a 42 year old man and 41 year old female, told Officer Chad Tucker that they responded to a knock at their door saying, “Come on in,” only to have two young men enter, one with a shotgun. Once inside the men demanded money and prescription medication. At one point a struggle occurred, with the male victim receiving injuries to his face and nose. Eventually the two men fled back outside without obtaining anything.
One of the suspects was known by the victims, which helped in locating them at their homes in Montcalm County early Saturday morning. The firearm was also recovered.
The two suspects, Joshua Steven Monroe, 19, and Ryan Lee Nagle, 20, both once residents in Cedar Springs, were arraigned Monday, December 19, on charges of assault with intent to commit armed robbery, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Both charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Monroe, who appeared remorseful during his appearance before Judge Servaas via video camera, said he attends an alternative high school in Montcalm, and was due to graduate in a week.
Monroe’s bond was set at $50,000 cash or surety. He made bond this week. Court records show he also owes $661 in fines for a probation violation.
Nagle’s bond was also set at $50,000 on the armed robbery charge, but he is still in jail, serving time for driving on a suspended license. Records show he owes $984 in fines on that charge.
The investigation continues with officers interviewing three additional subjects who were waiting outside in a vehicle.