Man arraigned on armed robbery charges

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) -- A man was arraigned Friday for the armed robbery of a Quality Dairy in Lansing Thursday night.

Zakee Markqule Garrett, an 18-year-old from Lansing, was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, interfering with electronic communications and resisting/obstructing/assaulting a police officer.

He was denied bond.

Garrett has a probable cause conference on Feb. 22 and a preliminary examination on March 1 in 54-A District Court.

When officers arrived, they saw a man matching the suspect's description walking in the QD parking lot with a woman. The suspect ran when he saw the officers.

The officers said they saw the man had a rifle, which he dropped during the foot chase.

Officers said the suspect entered the QD, showed the rifle and demanded money. An employee gave him the money and the suspect left, demanding the employee leave with him. Officers arrived when the two were walking away from the QD.

The employee was not injured.


A man is behind bars after he attempted to rob a Quality Dairy store at gunpoint Thursday.

Officers with the Lansing Police Department got the call just after 11 p.m. for a reported robbery attempt at the QD located at 5100 S. Waverly Road.

A responding officer saw the suspect and then chased him on foot.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly after.

“We are thankful that everyone stayed safe and that the Lansing Police Department was able to take the suspect into custody immediately,” says Ken Martin, Quality Dairy president and co-CEO.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The suspect's name will not be released until he's arraigned.