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December 6, 2018                                               ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                                  PAGE 5


        Man faces felony charges in robbery

           An Inkster man is facing mul-  felon in possession of ammuni-  cant gunshot wound. She was  was later apprehended, accord-
        tiple felony charges in connec-  tion and 10 counts of felony  transported by medics to a local  ing to prosecutors.
        tion with the armed robbery of  firearm.                      hospital for treatment of her    Smith was arraigned Nov. 28
        a Romulus couple and the         The charges stem from a 2    injuries, police said.        before 34th District Court Judge
        shooting of the female victim.  p.m. armed robbery Nov. 24 of a  It is alleged that the victim  David Parrott.
           According to reports from   man and woman from Romulus     and an acquaintance, a 39-year-  The    Probable    Cause
        the office of Wayne County     in   the   6800   block   of   old Romulus man, met with a   Conference is scheduled for
        Prosecutor Kym Worthy,  Kyon   Waynecourse Street. According  potential buyer at the Concorde  Dec. 12, before 34th District
        Lamar Smith, 27, of Inkster, has  to police, Romulus officers  Apartments in Romulus to dis-  Court Judge Lisa Martin. His
        been charged with two counts   responded to a dispatch call   cuss the purchase of a vehicle.  preliminary court examination
        of armed robbery; two counts of  about a woman suffering   a  During the meeting, investiga-  on the charges is scheduled for
        assault with intent to murder;  gunshot wound to her face.    tors claim Smith approached   Dec.19. before Judge Brian
        two counts of assault with intent  When officers arrived on the  the vehicle on the driver's side,  Oakley, also in 34th District
        to commit great bodily harm;   scene, they found the 37-year-  pulled out a firearm, and dis-  Court.  The defendant received
        two counts of felonious assault;  old woman who had sustained  charged it, striking the victim.  a $1 million dollar/10 percent
        felon in possession of a firearm;  what was described as a signifi-  Smith left the scene on foot and  bond.                           Kyon Lamar Smith
                                                                                     Volunteers are sought

                                                                                     for free medical clinic

                                                                                        Adventist Community Health is seek-  Church and will take place at Edgemont
                                                                                     ing volunteers to participate in a free  Elementary School in the gymnasium.
                                                                                     healthcare event set for 8 a.m. until 5  The school is located at 125 Edgemont
                                                                                     p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in Belleville.   St. in Belleville.
                                                                                        The group is seeking dentists, eye    Local coordinators of the health care
                                                                                     doctors, hygienists and dental assistants  event are Nathaniel Oregon (918) 902-
                                                                                     to volunteer their services for the day  9977 and Adam Woolf (734) 721-5330.
                                                                                     during the free service event provided  The dental vision coordinator is Randy
                                                                                     to members of the community.          Griffin, DDS who can be reached at
                                                                                        All volunteers are covered by a
           Coffee time                                                               $100,000 malpractice/liability policy.  (317) 409-3260 or randy.griffin@lakeu-
           Residents are invited to join the Inkster Police Department for a cup of coffee  The event is sponsored by the     Information is also available at
           and conversation during Coffee With A cop set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at  Belleville Seventh-day Adventist
           Applewood Coney Island, 28640 Michigan Ave. Coffee with a Cop is a national
           initiative started in California in March 2011 to improve relations between law
           enforcement officers and the citizens they serve daily. The program has become     To subscribe to The Eagle call 734-467-1900.
           nationally recognized, with departments from all 50 states participating in nation-
           al Coffee with a Cop Day in October since 2016. Community members are
           encouraged to ask officers questions and voice their concerns during the event.
           Department officers use the event as an opportunity to connect with the commu-
           nity they serve just as they did above during the event last month.

        Award                                 effective, a spokesman explained.
                                                 The city operates much like a success-
                                              ful business. Experts are hired to fill key
        FROM PAGE 1                           municipal positions that enable quality
                                              service. Each business and industry cus-
        and the public at large, providing busi-  tomer is provided information about the
        nesses with a key recruiting tool and job  city and its services, while listing the
        seekers with local opportunities.     appropriate steps toward locating a com-
           • Business-retention visits to local  pany in Romulus. Once a business moves
        businesses by Burcroff, Keyes, DDA    from planning to development, city staff
        Director Merrie Druyor and other key  stays connected while providing an open
        team members. The mayor also sched-   door, the spokesperson continued.
        ules occasional staff meetings on the road  Keyes, who has 33 years of economic
        so administrative city staff can interact  development experience both in govern-
        with local business leaders.          ment and in private industry, is key to the
           • Realtor/developer opportunity    entitlement process and is involved in
        events, which showcase key buildings and  every new development that is consider-
        areas to those connected to potential new  ing Romulus, the spokesperson added.
        businesses and developments.             The city is known for its proximity to
           Romulus focus on business retention  all major forms of transportation.
        and attraction involves a proven system  Romulus is one of only a few small cities
        that guides owners, CEOs and managers  in the country that offers immediate
        through the best process of locating a suc-  access to an international airport, Detroit
        cessful business in a city. Business clients  Metropolitan, for passenger and cargo
        are introduced to all of the appropriate  service. The city is intersected by major
        agencies to ensure that the entitlement  railways and is at the nexus of two major
        process is smooth, quick, easy and cost-  highways, Interstates 94 and 275.
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