Two Charged in Robbery and Shooting on Yonka Street in Detroit


[Linton Richey]

DETROIT, MI – Linton Richey, 33-years-old, and Pierre Wilson, 28-years-old, both of Inkster, have been charged in connection with the robbery of a 25-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man on the east side of the city.

During the robbery, the 23 year-old man was shot.

On Saturday, November 19, 2016 at approximately 3:30 a.m., Detroit police officers responded to 20000 block of Yonka Street in Detroit where they discovered a 23-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. A 25-year-old female was also present and informed the police that the two had just been robbed.

Richey and Wilson have been charged with two counts of Armed Robbery (Maximum penalty – Life in prison), one count of Assault with Intent to Commit Murder (Maximum penalty – Life in prison), one count of Assault with Intent to Do Great Bodily Harm less than Murder (Maximum penalty – 10 years), six counts of Felony Firearm (Maximum penalty – two years), and Carrying a Firearm with Unlawful Intent (Maximum penalty – five years). Wilson is also charged with Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer (Maximum penalty – five years).

The two defendants were arraigned in 36th District Court. Richey received a $350,000 cash/surety bond; Wilson received a $250,000 cash/surety bond. Their preliminary examination is on December 7th, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. before 36th District Court Judge Kenneth King in Detroit.

Linton Richey was out on parole at the time that these crimes were committed.  Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Richey has a lengthy criminal past dating back to 2002.  He has been convicted previously for:

  1. Homicide – Murder, Second Degree
  2. Weapons – Felony Firearms
  3. Weapons – Carrying Concealed – Attempt
  4. Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile – Attempt
  5. Stolen Property – R/C $1000 or More But Less Than $20,000