43-year-old suspect charged in Friday robberies in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township
The man accused of threatening to shoot a clerk at an Ypsilanti Township gas station and then robbing an Ypsilanti business is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail and faces an armed robbery charge.
Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Terry Brewer, 43, was arraigned on an armed robbery charge at the jail Friday. He is suspected of robbing an Ypsilanti business in the 500 block of East Michigan Avenue of money, lottery tickets and cigarettes, records show. He was arrested, along with a woman who was driving a white Buick Rendezvous, early Friday morning near the intersection of Ecorse Road and Davis Street.
Court records show Brewer is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a bond of 10 percent of $5,000.
Brewer also faces more charges, as a three-count warrant was filed against the Ypsilanti Township man Monday morning. He's charged with two counts of assault with intent to rob while armed and one count of larceny in a building in connection with the incident in Ypsilanti Township.
According to jail records, Brewer is being held on a $5,000 cash or surety bond for those charges.
Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said a man police believe was Brewer walked into the Sunoco gas station, 2169 Washtenaw Ave., and demanded money from the clerk while threatening to shoot the worker. No gun was ever seen and Fox said the man only stole an energy drink or pop.
Police said it was fairly easy to identify Brewer once Ypsilanti police made the traffic stop on the Rendezvous; his arm was in a sling and he has noticeable facial injuries.
Brewer has three prior robbery convictions — one for armed robbery in 1992 and two for unarmed robbery in 1988 — and a larceny in a building conviction from a 1987 incident, according to state records. He was discharged from state supervision on Feb. 8.
Brewer will return to court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 7, according to jail records.