Vineyards Liquor Store

Photo by Sue Suchyta

Photo by Sue Suchyta


Vineyards Liquor Store, 24692 Outer Drive in Melvindale, was robbed last Sunday night by a regular customer, police said. The employee on duty received a minor stab wound allegedly from the suspect’s knife. The attacker’s actions appear on surveillance video. Freddie Lee Smith, 52, of Melvindale, was identified by the victim and a customer witness. Smith was arraigned Tuesday in 24th District Court. He is being held without bond in the Wayne County jail awaiting a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. on May 3 in the 24th District Court.

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