DEARBORN (WWJ) – Multiple suspects have been taken into custody in what Dearborn police are calling “significant arrests” following a rash of crimes in the city.
Officials on Thursday held a news conference at police headquarters in Dearborn to detail the arrest of six suspects in three separate cases.
“All of these incidents result in a decreased feeling of safety and security for our residents and visitors alike,” Police Chief Ron Haddad said in a statement. “We will continue to aggressively pursue justice against any and all persons involved in crimes that decrease the quality of life in our area.”
Suspects apprehended: Garry Saunders and Antonio Barry
On Wednesday September 14 at approximately 11:45 a.m., police responded to the 2000 block of Gulley for a home invasion that was just discovered by the homeowners. Witnesses described the suspects as two black males driving a silver-colored, older model Jaguar.
During the investigation, police determined that these same suspects had committed home invasions in neighboring communities and evidence recovered at the scene led to the identification of two men: Garry Saunders, a 37-year-old River Rouge resident, and Antonio Barry, a 35-year-old Harper Woods resident.
The men were taken into custody after officers observed them attempting a home invasion in a neighboring community. Search warrants were executed at the suspect’s residences and numerous suspected stolen items were recovered.
Police believe Saunders and Barry are responsible for home invasions that have occurred in the City of Dearborn along with several other communities in the Metro Detroit area.
Both we arraigned in 19th District Court on charges of home invasion – second degree, and habitual offender – fourth offense. Bond was set at $500,000 cash and a tether will be required if bond is posted. A probable cause conference was set for September 30, with a preliminary exam on October 7.
Suspects apprehended: Desmine Harrison and Jujuan Ashton
On September 16 at approximately 11:40 a.m., police responded to the Huntington Bank at 22290 Michigan Avenue on a report of a bank robbery that just occurred. A male suspect entered the bank armed with a handgun and demanded money from employees. After receiving the money, the suspect fled the bank on foot.
Upon arriving on scene officers observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the area, similar to a vehicle suspected in other area armed robberies, and stopped the vehicle, which was occupied by two males who remained outside the bank while their accomplice committed the actual robbery, according to police.
Additional officers in the area observed the suspect, who committed the robbery, fleeing the scene on foot and he was immediately taken into custody without incident.
Desmine Harrison, a 32-year-old Detroit resident, and Jujuan Ashton, a 17-year-old Detroit resident, were arraigned in 19th District Court on charges of bank robbery. Harrison was also charged with felony firearm; Ashton was also charged with being a habitual offender – third offense. Bond was set at $500,000 cash. A probable cause conference was set for September 23, with a preliminary exam on September 30.
A 14-year-old Detroit resident who was also present during this incident was released pending further investigation, police said.
Assault With Intent To Murder
Suspects apprehended: Allante Percy and Mario Amison
On September 17, a resident reported hearing a gunshot in the area of the NarBar lounge and grill on Michigan Avenue. Arriving officers observed a subject shooting into a crowd of people. Two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle and officers pursued them, subsequently arresting both in the area of Michigan and Gulley after a brief foot chase. The suspects were identified as Allante Percy, a 24-year-old Ypsilanti resident, and Mario Amison, a 29 year-old Ypsilanti resident.
Three shooting victims were transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later released.
Percy was arraigned in 19th District Court on three counts of assault with intent to murder, and one count each of fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm and habitual offender – fourth offense. Bond was set at $1 million cash, with GPS tether should he post bond.
Amison was arraigned in 19th District Court on three counts of felonious assault, and one count each of carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm and habitual offender – fourth offense. Officials say Amison is also a parole absconder out of Washtenaw County for violent crimes. Bond was set at $1 million cash, with GPS tether should he post bond.
A probable cause conference was set for September 30 for both, with a preliminary exam on October 7.