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Monday, June 29, 2015

Suspect in Wyoming, MI Armed Robbery Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force in Memphis

Wyoming, MI - A suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Wyoming was arrested by a U.S. Marshals Task Force Friday in Memphis, TN. The man is charged with armed robbery and habitual offender 3rd offense.

Montai Riley is accused of robbing a Check-n-Go business on 28th Street SW in Wyoming on June 22. No employees or customers were injured in the robbery but a handgun was brandished by the suspect and he was able to flee with an undisclosed amount of cash. Riley is the main suspect in a similar robbery of the same business in April but has yet to be charged in that case.

Investigators from the US Marshals Grand Rapids Fugitive Task Force became involved with the case soon after the warrant was issued in late June. The investigation eventually led the task force to Memphis. Task force officers and deputy U.S. Marshals developed information on the likely location of Riley.

On the evening of June 26, the Marshals' Western Tennessee Task Force conducted surveillance at a hotel in Memphis and eventually arrested Riley at the hotel without incident. A handgun was recovered during the arrest.

Riley is being held at the Shelby County Jail in Tennessee and will be transported back to Michigan after it is determined whether he will face local charges in Memphis. He is expected to appear in court in Shelby County today.

A second person believed to be involved in the robberies has been identified and an arrest warrant has been issued for that subject. This subject is expected to surrender to authorities in Wyoming this week and will be arraigned on the charges.

The Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Grand Rapids is comprised of officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department, the Michigan Department of Corrections, the Wyoming Police Department, Troopers from the Michigan State Police, and deputy U.S. Marshals.

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