Thursday, May 28, 2020

Suspects nabbed after gunfire

Two men arrested following a police chase in Romulus are facing felony charges in the armed robbery of an Inkster man.
According to the office of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Dejon Demarkus-Roland Johnson, 23, of Detroit, and Andrew Curtis Williams, also 23, of Ypsilanti, have been charged in connection with the armed robbery of the 24-year-old victim and subsequent police chase May 15.

Romulus police officers were dispatched to the area of 9900 Wayne Road in Romulus at about 4:30 p.m. May 15 in response to a telephone call about an armed robbery in a vehicle that was in progress.  When officers arrived at the location, they ordered three males out of the suspect vehicle. 
The man being robbed exited the vehicle as ordered but the other two men fled the scene, driving the vehicle directly at one of the responding officers, according to police reports. The officer was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being struck by the car.
The vehicle continued to travel at a high rate of speed before crashing into a carport a few blocks away from the initial scent.  When the defendants scrambled from the vehicle, officers reported that the driver pulled a weapon and fired two shots at a police officer.  The defendants then continued to flee on foot into a wooded area before being apprehended by the officers.
 Johnson has been charged with assault with intent to murder; armed robbery; assault with intent to do great bodily harm; fleeing and eluding - third degree; carrying a concealed weapon; two counts of felonious assault and five counts of felony firearm.
Andrews has been charged with armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and felony firearm.
Both defendants have also been charged with violation of executive order 10.33, which is a 90-day misdemeanor with a $500 fine.
Johnson and Andrews were arraigned on May 17, before Judge Brian Oakley in 34th District Court in Romulus.  Both defendants received a $1 million bond.