3 Suspects Charged in Armed Robbery at Verizon Store in Canton
Three men each face seven counts in connection with armed robbery that prompted lockdown of local schools.
Three suspects were charged earlier today in connection with an armed robbery Monday at a Verizon store in Canton.
The robbery occurred on Ford Road west of Morton Taylor Road and prompted the lockdown of four adjacent elementary schools.
Eric James-Lee Wilkins, 18, from Inkster; Antonio Jerome Porter, 18, from Inkster and Dantez Lamar Boykin-Johnson, 18, from Westland were each arraigned Thursday morning on seven charges:
- Armed robbery, a felony punishable by life or any number of years
- Breaking and entering a building with intent, a 10-year felony
- First-degree retail fraud, a five-year felony
- Receiving and concealing more $1,000 or more in stolen property, a five-year felony
- Discharge of firearms in or at a building, a four-year felony
- Committing a felony while in possession of a firearm, a two-year felony
- Breaking and entering, illegal entry without owner's permission, a 90-day misdemeanor
The arraignment, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was moved to Thursday because of inclement weather.
35th District Court Judge Michael J. Gerou set each defendant’s bond at $1 million (no 10 percent). Their preliminary exam is scheduled on March 8 at 35th District Court in Plymouth.