Court Proceedings for Camden Marijuana Store Robbery Suspects Adjourned

February 20th, 2024 Legal & Crime
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A court session for the ongoing case against four individuals from Battle Creek, accused of a robbery at a marijuana store in Camden on January 31st, has been postponed to February 28th.

The suspects, identified on February 2nd as 19-year-old Dontay Dequan Banks, 23-year-old Treshaun Omeirr Boykins, 18-year-old Milton Tyier Hudson, and 18-year-old Jeremiah Javon Smith, face multiple charges. These include breaking and entering with the intention of theft, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, receiving and concealing stolen goods, fleeing police in the third degree, and resisting arrest.

During their arraignment on February 2nd in the 2B District Court, held via video link from Hillsdale County Jail, each suspect was formally charged and assigned a court-appointed attorney.

The incident unfolded in the early hours of January 31st, prompting a response from the Michigan State Police to an alarm at The Pinnacle Emporium, located at 421 S. Main St., Camden. Upon arrival, officers discovered the four men and an accompanying juvenile in a white 2018 Kia parked outside the premises.

When police attempted an arrest, the suspects fled, leading to a high-speed pursuit that stretched from Michigan into Ohio, then west into Indiana, with speeds exceeding 100 mph. The chase concluded in southern Branch County, Michigan, where a precision immobilization technique (PIT maneuver) was executed to stop the vehicle just south of Calhoun County.

After the vehicle was stopped, all four suspects attempted to flee on foot but were quickly apprehended by the police. The juvenile involved was released to his parents, while the adults were initially taken to the Branch County Jail before being transferred to Hillsdale County Jail.

In court, Judge Megan Stiverson highlighted Hillsdale County Court's new Community Corrections Program, labeling the defendants as "low-risk" for future court appearances, noting their lack of prior criminal records. Consequently, Stiverson granted each a personal recognizance bond, mandating their compliance with the Community Corrections Program's supervision.

If convicted of the charges, each suspect faces a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

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