Dearborn police make arrests in rash of alleged crimes

James David Dickson
The Detroit News
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad

Dearborn — Police say they have arrested three crime teams that are accused of robbing banks, a shooting at a bar and a string of home invasions in seven Metro cities.

The home invasions are believed to have taken place in Dearborn, Eastpointe, Harper Woods and Trenton, along with other communities.

The break in the case came when police responded to a robbery in the 2000 block of Gulley at about 11:45 a.m. Sept. 14, Police Chief Ronald Haddad said Thursday. Witnesses said the saw two males driving an older silver Jaguar.

Police arrested Garry Saunders, 37, of River Rouge and Antonio Barry, 35, of Harper Woods when they were caught in the middle of a home invasion in another city.

They searched the men’s homes and found what they believe to be stolen memorabilia — including a signed photo of late University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler — electronics, three long guns and one handgun.

These are recovered stolen items, including, from left: a Lorcin L25 .25-caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Marlin lever action .35-caliber Remington, a New England Firearms Handi-Rifle SB2, a Remington 16-gauge semi-automatic shotgun, and a signed group shot of the Michigan 1996 NCAA hockey champions.

Dearborn police, Haddad said, are looking for the owners of those items. If the items are not reclaimed after the cases are resolved they will be auctioned off, likely on eBay, Haddad said — with the exception of the guns.

Saunders and Barry were arraigned before 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers who set bond at $500,000 for both men, along with a condition they wear GPS tethers.

In the bank robbery case, police say Desmine Harrison, 32, of Detroit robbed the Huntington Bank on the 22200 block of Michigan at 11:40 a.m. Sept. 16.

When officers arrived at the bank, they saw a vehicle leaving the area that matched the description of a vehicle used in other recent bank robberies. Once the vehicle was stopped, police arrested Harrison and Jujuan Ashton, 17, of Detroit.

Harrison is facing charges of bank robbery and felony firearm, while Ashton is charged with bank robbery and being a habitual offender who is on his third offense. Both were arraigned before Somers, who set gave each a $500,000 cash bond.

On Saturday, police responded to a call of shots fired at the Nar Bar on the 21900 block of Michigan. Three victims were treated and released at the hospital.

Police arrested two suspects, Ypsilanti residents Allante Percy, 24 and Mario Amison, 29, near Michigan and Gulley.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has charged Percy with three counts of assault with intent to murder, as well as fleeing and eluding, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm and for being a habitual offender accused of his fourth offense. Somers gave Percy and Amison — whose three counts are for felonious assault, but other charges are the same — a $1 million bond.