Allen Park Man Charged in Taylor Carjacking, Robbery and Assault

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TAYLOR, MI – James Robert Farris, 40-years-old, of Allen Park, has been charged in connection with the carjacking, armed robbery and assault of a 52-year-old Flat Rock woman.JAMES ROBERT FARRIS

On June 5, 2019 at approximately 8:38 a.m., Taylor police officers responded to a 911 call to a business in the 15800 block of Huron in Taylor, MI. Upon arrival, the officers were directed to the victim. It is alleged that James Farris  carjacked the victim outside her place of employment, in the 23800 block of Eureka Road.

James Farris produced a weapon, instructed the victim to move over and drove her in her vehicle to a nearby ATM. It is alleged that he withdrew funds from the victim’s account. It is alleged that Farris then drove the victim to the business in the 15800 block of Huron and assaulted her before driving off in her vehicle with her personal property. Further facts and evidence of the case will be presented at the preliminary examination.

Farris has been charged with Carjacking, Armed Robbery, Assault with Intent to Murder, Unlawful Imprisonment, two counts of Financial Transaction Device – Stealing/Retaining Without Consent. He is expected to be arraigned between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. this afternoon in 23rd District Court.

Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, James Farris has previous convictions in the following counties:

Monroe County  Controlled Subs-Del/Man, Sched 1,2,3 except Marihuan/Cocaine

Wayne County    Forgery

Washtenaw County  Armed Robbery

Washtenaw County  Unarmed Robbery

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