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Bank Robbery Suspect Released from Probation Just Weeks Ago

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Photo: Muskegon Township Police Department

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich (May 9, 2014) – Authorities in Muskegon Township say they’ve arrested a man that’s accused of robbing a Fifth Third Bank early this morning.

32-year-old Chad Lawrence Martin was taken into custody at his home on West Creekwood Drive in Muskegon Township.  He’s being held at the Muskegon County Jail tonight.  He’ll likely face charges for Armed Robbery and for being an Habitual Offender.

Investigators say they’ve also recovered a large amount of money believed to have been stolen from the bank on Dykstra Road this morning.

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Chad Lawrence Martin (Photo: Michigan Department of Corrections)

Several law enforcement agencies assisted with the investigation leading up to tonight’s arrest.  Tips from the public were also helpful according to police.

According to online records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Martin was discharged from probation just over a month ago after serving time for assaulting a police officer.  He was released from prison in 2011.

His criminal record includes a felony assault conviction as well.

(Editor’s note: This story initially indicated the suspect had recently been released from prison which has been amended)


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  • Janell

    Get even more used to this! Dick Snyder wants to cut another quarter of the prison population this year. It's not like it worked out in his favor (or the peoples) ever before but he really doesn't care if we don't feel safe in our communities or that many people have been murdered, raped,robbed….etc .. by these convicts being released too early…. As long as he is lining his pockets and his buddies pockets along the way then who really cares? Open your eyes and think before you vote!

  • LOL

    In fact, "Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday the Department of Justicewill lay out the details of expanded criteria for clemency recommendations it makes to the president for his review. The changes might mean thousands of prisoners could be granted clemency."

    "1,400 'lifers' released from California prisons in last 3 years"

    So yeah…Snyder
    Wait…Bush's fault ?

  • Joe Bob

    It doesn't take a genius to see this guy wants to be imprisoned-
    In this economy 3 hots and a cot compared to starving isn't that hard to understand.
    Most of the so called "entitlement" programs are not available to this guy for oblivious reasons