Bank Robbery Suspect Released from Probation Just Weeks Ago

Posted at 8:04 PM, May 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-09 21:16:05-04
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Photo: Muskegon Township Police Department

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich (May 9, 2014) – Authorities in Muskegon Township say they’ve arrested a man that’s accused of robbing a Fifth Third Bank early this morning.

32-year-old Chad Lawrence Martin was taken into custody at his home on West Creekwood Drive in Muskegon Township.  He’s being held at the Muskegon County Jail tonight.  He’ll likely face charges for Armed Robbery and for being an Habitual Offender.

Investigators say they’ve also recovered a large amount of money believed to have been stolen from the bank on Dykstra Road this morning.

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Chad Lawrence Martin (Photo: Michigan Department of Corrections)

Several law enforcement agencies assisted with the investigation leading up to tonight’s arrest.  Tips from the public were also helpful according to police.

According to online records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Martin was discharged from probation just over a month ago after serving time for assaulting a police officer.  He was released from prison in 2011.

His criminal record includes a felony assault conviction as well.

(Editor’s note: This story initially indicated the suspect had recently been released from prison which has been amended)