Empty Keg armed robbery suspect arrested, arraigned


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Rickery Donnell Cole Jr.

Armed robbery suspect, 29-year-old Rickery Donnell Cole Jr., was arraigned Dec. 4 in Isabella County Trial Court, on eight counts after allegedly robbing Empty Keg Party Store on Oct. 6. 

Cole Jr. was arraigned for a possible life term for armed robbery; dangerous weapons, carrying with unlawful intent felony; firearms possession by a felon; assault with a dangerous weapon and a two-year firearms felony was added to each of these other charges, totaling for eight felony charges. 

On Oct. 6, the Mount Pleasant Police Department received a call just before 11 p.m. informing them of an armed robbery that occurred at Empty Keg Party Store, located at 122 E. Pickard St. in Mount Pleasant.

Using video surveillance footage and a photo, the public helped identify the suspect as Cole Jr. 

An arrest was issued for Cole Jr., who was believed to be in the Lansing area at the time. 

On Dec. 3, the Lansing Police Department notified MPPD that Cole Jr. had been taken into custody. He was then transported to the Isabella County Jail where he is currently on a $1 million bond, according to a MPPD Dec. 4 press release. 

"The Mount Pleasant Police Department would like to thank the public for assisting in the apprehension of this suspect, along with the help from the Lansing Police Department," the press release stated.

A video of the surveillance footage can be watched here. 

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