Deputies: Store Clerk Staged Armed Robbery

Staged Robbery Suspects
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Shawn Young (left) and John Towne

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (June 25, 2014) — The Kent County Sheriff’s Department believes an armed robbery Monday at Bailey’s General Store, 6051 Belding Rd. NE, was staged by the clerk and an acquaintance.

According to a press release, the clerk, 28-year-old Shawn Michael Young of Wyoming, is facing charges of false report of a felony, conspiracy to commit larceny in a building and embezzlement between $200 and $1,000.  He is being charged as a fourth-time habitual offender.

His alleged accomplice, 43-year-old John Towne of Belding, is charged with larceny and conspiracy to embezzle between $200 and $1,000.  He’s also being charged as a fourth-time habitual offender.

Both men were arrested Tuesday in Ionia County, according to a release.  They are both being held on a $25,000 bond.

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  • TheFoundingFathers

    Ummm 4th time offender…… just another fine example of the total fucking failure of the pathetic justice system!

    • TheFoundingFathers

      P.S. I would suggest that the judges should also be held accountable from now on for being totally fucking worthless, and letting these dipshits out of jail/prison to go back into the world and commit the same damn crimes, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that these kind of people will just go back out and commit more crimes, or does it?

  • What-ever

    Both 4 time felons…
    Because you can no longer ask if a person is a felon …

    Its illegal to judge a person by their actions…yup
    Know who profiling is illegal ? because it works!