DEARBORN, MI – On the morning of Sunday, September 2, 2018, the Dearborn Police Department responded to an armed carjacking that occurred in the 13100 block of Warren Avenue.
The victims reported that as he and his brother were seated in their vehicle an unknown male approached them and ordered them out of their car at gunpoint. The victims exited the vehicle at which point the suspect took possession of the car and fled.
The suspect was identified as Christopher Pinkard, a 33-year-old Detroit resident who was safely taken into custody on the morning of Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Dearborn officers and detectives, working with investigators from other departments have been able to connect Pinkard to other violent crimes in neighboring communities. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office charged Pinkard with Carjacking, Armed Robbery, Motor Vehicle-Unlawful Driving Away, Receiving & Concealing a Motor Vehicle, Receiving and Concealing $200.00 or more but less than $1,000.00, 3 Weapon Offenses and a Habitual 4th Offense notice.
Christopher Pinkard was out on parole at the time of his arrest. He was convicted in 2003 for Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle, 2004 for Criminal Sexual Conduct, 3rd Deg (Person 13 Thru 15), 2003 Police Officer – Fleeing – Third Degree – Vehicle Code, and again in 2004 for Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle – Attempt.
Pinkard was arraigned September 6th in front of the Honorable Judge Mark Somers of the 19th District Court. Bond was set at $500,000 cash. A probable cause conference is set for September 14, 2018, at 9:00 am.
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad added, “Brazen acts of violent crime will not be tolerated in the City of Dearborn. We will continue to work tirelessly and utilize all assets available to us to ensure that offenders are identified and held accountable without delay”.