Cole arrested, charged with MP armed robbery

December 7, 2018

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

Rickery Donnell Cole Jr., the suspect sought in the October 6th Empty Keg Party Store robbery, was arrested December 3rd in Lansing.

Cole was identified as the suspect in the robbery of the store at 122 East Pickard Street in Mt. Pleasant after a video of the incident was released to area media October 7th and a warrant issued for his arrest. Cole was believed to be in the Lansing area and was described as “armed and dangerous.”

Rickery Donnell Cole was identified as the suspect in the robbery of the store at 122 East Pickard Street in Mt. Pleasant after a video of the incident was released to area media October 7th and a warrant issued for his arrest.

Rickery Donnell Cole was identified as the suspect in the robbery of the store at 122 East Pickard Street in Mt. Pleasant after a video of the incident was released to area media October 7th and a warrant issued for his arrest.

Police were notified around 10:44 p.m. October 6th that the suspect, identified as Cole, had entered the store to tell the clerk there was a disturbance outside. When the clerk went out, the man showed him a handgun and ordered him to go back inside for money from the cash register. The clerk complied and the man fled the scene with the money.

Later police determined Cole was no longer in the Mt. Pleasant area.

On Monday, Mt Pleasant Police were notified by the Lansing Police that Cole had been taken into custody and Mt Pleasant officers retrieved him and brought him back to the Isabella County Jail where he is lodged on a $1 million bond.

12-7-18 MUG ColeCole was arraigned on Tuesday on an eight-count warrant including: Armed robbery, a felony with a maximum prison term of life or any term of years; Dangerous weapons – carrying with unlawful intent a felony with a penalty of up to five years; Weapons possession by a felon, a felony with a penalty of five years; and Assault with a dangerous weapon, a four year felony.

Weapons-Felony Firearms, a two-year felony were added to each of the offenses.

Cole remains lodged in the Isabella County Jail.

The MPPD expressed their appreciation to the public for their assistance in apprehension of Cole, and to the Lansing Police Department for their help.

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