Man charged in Sept. 2 carjacking

DEARBORN — A 33-year-old Detroit man was arraigned in 19th District Court Sept. 6 for a Sept. 2 carjacking in the 13100 block of Warren Avenue.

Christopher Pinkard was arraigned in front of 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers on charges of carjacking, armed robbery, unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle, receiving and concealing a motor vehicle, receiving and concealing between $200 and $1,000, three weapons offenses, and four-time habitual offender.

Pinked laughed in court while the charges were being read.

Bond was set at $500,000. A probable cause conference was set for 9 a.m. Sept. 14.

Police said two brothers were sitting in their vehicle when a man approached and ordered them out of the car at gunpoint. The brothers exited the vehicle, the gunman got in and drove away. The gunman reportedly pistol whipped one of the brothers during the altercation.
Pinkard allegedly left his identification in the vehicle, making easier for police to arrest Pinkard the morning of Sept. 4. Dearborn officers and detectives, working with investigators from other departments have been able to connect Pinkard to other violent crimes in neighboring communities.
“Brazen acts of violent crime will not be tolerated in the city of Dearborn,” Police Chief Ronald Haddad said. “We will continue to work tirelessly and utilize all assets available to us to ensure that offenders are identified and held accountable without delay.”