Camden Dispensary Burglars Receive Probation and Fines

June 14th, 2024 Legal & Crime
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Three teenagers from Battle Creek involved in the burglary of a cannabis dispensary in Camden on January 31st have been sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act to probation and fines.

Dontay Dequan Banks, 19, Milton Tyier Hudson, 18, and Jeramiah Javon Smith, 18, appeared in the 1st Judicial Circuit Court on June 10 for sentencing after pleading guilty to breaking and entering a building with intent to commit larceny. Their plea deal resulted in the dismissal of more serious charges, including conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, receiving and concealing a stolen motor vehicle, third-degree fleeing/eluding police, and resisting arrest.

A fourth individual involved, Treshaun Omeirr Boykins, 23, is scheduled for a continued criminal pretrial conference on July 1st, with a jury trial set for September on all five charges. Authorities suspect Boykins was the getaway driver.

According to a police report, Michigan State Police responded to a commercial building alarm at The Pinnacle Emporium, located at 421 S. Main St., in the early hours of January 31st. Upon arrival, officers found four men and a juvenile in a 2018 white Kia parked at the scene.

The suspects fled, leading police on a high-speed chase south into Ohio, then west into Indiana, with speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. The pursuit re-entered Michigan in southern Branch County, where the vehicle was eventually stopped using a PIT maneuver near Calhoun County.

After the vehicle was immobilized, the suspects fled on foot but were quickly apprehended. The juvenile was released to his parents, while the four men were initially held at the Branch County Jail before being transferred to the Hillsdale County Jail.

Judge Megan Stiverson, during the arraignment, highlighted that none of the men had prior criminal records and mentioned the new Community Corrections Program in Hillsdale County.

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