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.