Police hope arrests will solve several crimes

On 2-24-2013, Mt. Pleasant City Police Department responded to a Retail Fraud at Dunham’s Sporting Goods located at 2129 S. Mission St.  Mt. Pleasant Police Officers were able to locate the suspects on Appian Way near Mission St.  At that time Dustin Robert Brown, 17 yr old male, was placed under arrest and lodged at ICSD.

The subsequent investigation has led to the recovery of stolen property with the value in excess of $5000.  The property was identified as being taken during a Breaking and Entering, and numerous Retail Frauds from several of our local stores over the last 6 months.

In addition to Dustin Brown, the following subjects have been arrested and were arraigned today at the 76th District Court for the charge of Home Invasion 2nd degree:

John Anthony Merchant, 27 yr old male

James Allen Chandler, 22 yr old male

Jaylen William-LaFranc Miles, 18 yr old male

We are confident that the investigation will result in numerous other charges for the subjects.

If you have any questions please contact Mt. Pleasant Police Department at 989-779-5100, ext 5145.

Jaylen MilesJohn MerchantJames Chandler Dustin Brown

Jaylen Miles                John Merchant             James Chandler        Dustin Brown