|Michale Lamar |
Michale Lamar Smith-Ellis, 30, or Detroit and Terrance Tucker, 32, of Inkster were arraigned in federal court last week. The pair face charges of conspiracy; robbery or theft of mail, money or property of the U.S. Government; aggravated assault of federal employee; use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and key or locks stolen or reproduced. The various crimes carry penalties from 25 to 5 years imprisonment if convicted.
Northville Township Police were dispatched in response to a report of an armed robbery at about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24. The incident took place in the area of Silver Spring Drive and Eight Mile Road, according to police reports, and occurred in broad daylight when two suspects, armed with a firearm, targeted a postal carrier, demanding keys to postal boxes. Police said no injuries were reported.
Northville Township police dispatchers immediately notified surrounding law enforcement agencies of the incident and included a description of the suspects provided by witnesses.
Livonia officers located and stopped the suspect vehicle on I-96 near Middlebelt Road and arrested the defendants.