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.

lydia March 01, 2013 at 04:16 AM
Must not have been that close. peace out stay in school..
AZIAN March 01, 2013 at 04:18 AM
i get what you sayin when you said no one in the store knew, & honestly im sorry for those people i wouldnt have wanted no one to get hurt! But me knowing these boys they wouldnt hurt anyone! but one shot was fired to open the door! ONE!!!! you saying that like it was many. No one knows the real story, only them! Like i said im done, im too hurt and youre not making it better. Bye
AZIAN March 01, 2013 at 04:20 AM
& you think im with them everyday? i do have life!!!!! but they are still like family! you dont know our background, so dont judge.
lydia March 01, 2013 at 04:30 AM
no actually i said they had guns and fired it. not making it seem like they shot the place up. Im very anti guns and i am glad those boys didn't get shot or shoot anyone..i understand your point but you are being insensitive to those who where in fear of their lives. me and my baby go there alot ..I know those folks. i dont think your friends wanted to hurt anyone.I wish you and your friends well but i dont think you will be seeing them anytime soon. at least I hope not.
John McKay March 01, 2013 at 06:24 AM
Comments are being closed on this story - this has gotten ridiculous. If you can't have civil discourse without racist remarks/personal attacks/vulgar language, please don't bother posting on Patch.


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