DEARBORN – Over a four-day period, Dearborn Police officers arrested three suspects in connection with the Aug. 3 armed robbery of a Check n’ Go check cashing business, 15241 Michigan Ave.
On Aug. 5, officers arrested 18-year-old Detroit resident Kami Marable, and 38-year-old Detroit resident Dechaun Smith the next day. They were both arraigned Aug. 8 before 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers on three counts of armed robbery, one count of a false report or threat of bomb/harmful device and one
count of felony firearm.
Smith was also arraigned on one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Officers responded to the check-cashing business Aug. 3 on a report of an armed robbery/bomb threat. Both armed suspects demanded money and forced the employees to a corner of the store. They told the victims they had a duffel bag containing a bomb near the door and would ignite it if anyone tried to follow them.
Leon Crawford, a 57-year-old Detroit resident, was arrested Aug. 8. He was arraigned Aug. 10 on three counts of armed robbery, one count of a false report of threat of bomb/harmful device and one count of felony firearm before 19th District Court Judge Richard Wygonik.
Bond was set at $500,000 cash for Crawford and Marable and $1 million for Smith. All three suspects are being held in the Wayne County Jail and will have to wear a global positioning system tether if they post bond.
A preliminary exam date for all three defendants has been set for 9 a.m. Friday at 19th District Court.