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Suspects charged in Green Oak retail robbery that resulted in gunfire

The five suspects arrested last week following the Green Oak retail robbery in which shots where shots were fired have been arraigned on various charges stemming from the encounter.

Arraigned on Sunday were Tirezah Scott, 50; Laronda Chase, 25; Joya Williams, 36; Shanel Webster, 29, and Kari Williams, 27.

All face felony counts of Organized Retail Crime and Retail Fraud, while several others are also charged with more serious counts of Assaulting a Police Officer and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Green Oak Township Police say that at approximately 8 p.m on January 12, officers responded to a report of multiple suspects who entered the Ulta Beauty store at the Village Place Mall and were filling a bag with merchandise. As officers arrived, including Michigan State Police from the Brighton Post, at least one suspect fled with the merchandise on foot and was pursued, while the remainder tried to flee in separate vehicles.

MSP says one trooper was attempting to take the suspect that ran into custody, when a vehicle involved drove directly at the trooper.

“The trooper fired his weapon at the vehicle,” stated a release. “Vehicle was struck but not the suspect driver. Vehicle fled the scene but was stopped after colliding with a building. All suspects taken into custody. No injuries to anyone involved.”

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, while the trooper involved is on administrative leave pending the outcome.

Webster faces the most serious charges, including two counts of Assaulting a Police Officer, one count of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of Third Degree Fleeing a Police Officer and two counts of Malicious Destruction of Police Property. Her bond was set at $500,000.

Scott’s bond was set at $250,000. In addition to the retail fraud and crime charges, she also faces a single count of Assaulting a Police Officer.

The remaining three defendants were all given $100,000 bonds.

All five are scheduled for a Probable Cause Conference on January 31 in front of Judge Bain.

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