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One suspect still at large

One week later, arraignment to be held for subject in Watton robbery

August 8, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

L'ANSE - One suspect in an Aug. 1 home invasion and robbery in Watton is lodged in the Baraga County jail awaiting arraignment, and another suspect is still at large and being sought.

As of press time, Baraga County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph O'Leary couldn't be reached for comment about the name of or an arraignment date for the suspect lodged in jail.

At about 8 p.m. Aug. 1, two men identifying themselves as United States Marshals entered a home in Watton. They demanded $10,000 from the residents of the house, according to Lt. Mike Loyd of the Michigan State Police Calumet post. They fled after taking wallets, identification and other documents. They were seen driving away in a white Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup truck.

The lead investigators for the case are from the MSP Calumet post, and Loyd said a second suspect in the case, 27-year-old Bernard A. Fish, is being sought in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin.

Fish is described as a Native American, 5-feet-11-inches tall and 185 pounds with short black hair. Loyd said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Loyd said also involved in the search for the two suspects and arrest of one suspect were MSP detectives from the Gladstone and Negaunee posts, and the MSP Emergency Support Team.

The captured suspect was found after police received calls from the public, Loyd said.

"We received several tips, and we executed a search warrant because of the tips," he said.

Loyd said anyone with information about Fish should call 911 or their local law enforcement agency. The Escalade was found, but Fish wasn't with it, so it's unknown what, if anything, Fish is driving.

 
 

 

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