Court dates set for alleged robber

Sunday Times Newspapers

A Melvindale man awaits preliminary examinations of the evidence against him Jan. 9 and 10 for charges stemming from robberies in Allen Park and Lincoln Park.

Joseph Earl Jackson, 32, was arrested in Allen Park Dec. 25 after allegedly robbing Dairy Mart, 16825 Ecorse Road with a toy gun.

He also is charged in connection with robberies at two 7-Eleven stores in Lincoln Park, one at 1010 Southfield Road Nov. 28 and one at 1365 Dix-Toledo Road Nov. 29., as well as Sun Tan City, 1165 Dix-Toledo Rd. in Lincoln Park Dec. 23.

Jackson told police he didn’t aim the toy gun at anyone, but presented it and asked for the money, which he said he needed for bills.

He was arraigned Dec. 27 in Allen Park and Dec. 28 in Lincoln Park and will appear in 24th District Court at 9 a.m. Jan. 9 and 25th District Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday.