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Second suspect charged in armed robbery


A second suspect is now in custody and has been charged in the armed robbery at the Mobil Gas Station at 3620 14 Mile Rd near Edgerton on Thursday, August 22 shortly after 1 a.m.

Brandon Michael Gilley

Brandon Michael Gilley, 26, of Newaygo, was arrested by the Wyoming Police Department on September 4 and charged with a VCSA (Violation of the Constrolled Susbstance Act) charge—possession of methamphetamine/ecstasy. His bond was set at 10 percent of a $5,000 in Wyoming District Court 62 A. On September 6, he was charged with armed robbery in 63rd District court. His bond was set at $50,000, cash or surety.

Daniel Edward Morris

The first suspect, identified as Daniel Edward Morris, 35, of Newaygo, was taken into custody on Wednesday, August 28, in the Jackson area after investigators followed up on a lead that eventually directed them to the suspect’s location. Detectives contacted the Michigan State Police who were able to locate the individual and take him into custody. Morris was charged with armed robbery and a felony weapons charge. His bond was set at $25,000 cash. He is also facing a VCSA charge in 17th Circuit Court.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, employees reported that two suspects entered the store, one of them armed with a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes and then fled in a silver Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck. The suspects were described as two white males, both approximately 6-feet tall with slender builds. Both suspects were wearing dark jackets and blue jeans and had their faces covered by bandanas.

This photo shows the suspects in a local business prior to the robbery.

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Mobil Station in Algoma Township robbed



Police have one suspect in custody but the other is still at large following an armed robbery at the Mobil Gas Station at 3620 14 Mile Rd near Edgerton on Thursday, August 22 shortly after 1 a.m.

According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, employees reported that two suspects entered the store, one of them armed with a handgun, and demanded cash from the register. The suspects took an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes and then fled in a silver Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pickup truck. The suspects were described as two white males, both approximately 6-feet tall with slender builds. Both suspects were wearing dark jackets and blue jeans and had their faces covered by bandanas. 

Daniel Morris

One suspect was taken into custody on Wednesday, August 28, in the Jackson area after investigators followed up on a lead that eventually directed them to the suspect’s location. Detectives contacted the Michigan State Police who were able to locate the individual and take him into custody. The suspect is identified as Daniel Morris, 35, of Newaygo. Morris has been charged with Armed Robbery by the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office and the second suspect is still outstanding. Anyone with information is asked to contact Silent Observer, safely and anoymously at 616-774-2345.


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Police seek armed robber


The Michigan State Police are searching for the suspect who robbed the Trufant Gas and Party Store Wednesday morning, July 31.

According to the MSP Lakeview Post, Montcalm County Central Dispatch advised Troopers about 9:20 a.m. that an armed robbery had occurred at the store on 1101 S. Kohler Rd, Trufant.

A witness described the suspect as a heavy-set white male wearing gray sweatpants, a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, and wearing a bandana as a mask. The man presented a black bolt-action hunting rifle with a scope and a green sling while demanding cash. He carried a light blue bag, which he used to take an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect was seen driving a black 2008-2012 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 full-size pickup truck, with extended cab, no topper, “4×4” written on the side, chrome front bumper, plastic missing from the top of the tailgate, and damage to the front right bumper.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Montcalm Central Dispatch at (989) 831- 5253 or the MSP Lakeview Post at (989) 352-8444.

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Armed robbery suspect arrested


Antoon Defrens

A man suspected of committing four armed robberies in three counties during the month of December was arrested last week by police.

According to F/Lt. Kevin Sweeney, the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post has been investigating a series of armed robberies in Montcalm and Ionia Counties over the last few weeks. Investigations by detectives led to the arrest of the suspect in the early morning hours of December 22, after a short vehicle pursuit.

Antoon Defrens, 41, of Sheridan, was arrested and lodged in the Montcalm County jail. He is suspected of robbng the Belding Party Store in Ionia County on Saturday, December 9; the Sheridan Marathon Gas Station in Montcalm County on December 12; the Gowen General Store in Montcalm County on December 16; and the Rockford Marathon Gas Station in Kent County on Thursday, December 21.

Defrens is charged with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of fleeing and eluding for the robberies in Montcalm County. Charges in the third and fourth robberies, in Ionia and Kent Counties, are still pending.

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Oakfield Township party store robbed


Zain’s Party Store, located at 10030 14 Mile Road in Oakfield Township, was robbed at gunpoint last Thursday, September 21.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the owner of the store reported that he was closing up for the night when the suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun, and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, mid-30’s, 6-feet tall with an athletic build, some facial hair, and wearing a grey hoodie. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators are that the description of the suspect is similar to that of the one who robbed the Citgo gas station on West River Drive on September 10 but cannot confirm whether it is the same person. Both suspects are still at large.

Anyone with information is requested to call the Sheriff’s Department at 632-6100 or Silent Observer.

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Suspects arrested in armed robbery


 

Gabriel Taylor

Gabriel Taylor

Emilio Melton

Emilio Melton

Javier Hernandez

Javier Hernandez

Two weeks ago the Post ran surveillance photos of the suspects that committed an armed robbery in the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 27, at the Circle K gas station at 4811 West River Drive, in Plainfield Township.

Last week, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department arrested three male suspects in the robbery and charged them with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Gabriel Taylor 21; Emilio Melton, 19; and Javier Hernandez, 17, have all been arraigned, and their bonds were set at $100,000. All are currently residing in the Kent County jail.

Two of the suspects reportedly entered the store about 4:40 a.m. armed with a gun and masks over their faces, and demanded money from the clerk before fleeing in a getaway car. No shots were fired during the robbery and no one was injured.

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