UPDATE: Identity of armed robbery suspect released

UPDATE: Identity of armed robbery suspect released

UPDATE — 11:05 a.m. May 13th, 2016 (EDT)

The name of the man arrested Thursday afternoon in Ishpeming Township has been released.

The Marquette City Police Department identified 28-year-old Kirk Michael Schultz of Ishpeming as the man taken into custody. Schultz was one of four suspects wanted in regard to an armed robbery that happened on March 12th on the 500 block of North Fourth Street in Marquette.

The Ishpeming Police Department contacted Marquette Police Thursday around 2:30 p.m. to let them know that Schultz was possibly located at the residence on the 2100 block of Prairie Avenue. Through a combined investigation between those two departments, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Department, and the Negaunee City Police Department, Schultz was determined to be located there.

A search warrant was obtained for the residence. Entry was made, and Schultz was arrested without incident. He is lodged at the Marquette County Jail pending arraignment.

Three other suspects were already arrested in connection to the same robbery. They include 21-year-old Daniel Ayotte, 21-year-old Bobbie Joe Weymouth, and 19-year-old Brandon Beaman.


ISHPEMING — It was a frightful scene in Ishpeming Thursday as an armed standoff lasted almost three hours. But thankfully, it concluded in a peaceful manner.

Thursday afternoon, police developed information regarding a man wanted for armed robbery hiding out in Ishpeming Township.

The house was on the corner of Elm Street and Prairie Avenue. When police arrived, they couldn’t have known it was an ordeal that would last almost three hours.

“They wouldn’t open the door,” said Ishpeming City Police Chief Dan Willey. “We developed information that he was in the house and we obtained a search warrant for the house and made entry and took him into custody on the warrant.”

Though the man was unarmed, the police did surround the house and draw their weapons. There were three people in the house, but only one was taken into custody.

Police say the armed robbery took place about a month ago, and the man has been on the run ever since. When the unnamed man realized police were entering the house, he came down the stairs and gave himself up. No one was hurt in the incident.


UPDATE — 6:04 PM Thursday, May 12, 2016 (EDT)

A man in house in Ishpeming surrounded by police was wanted for armed robbery. He resisted surrender for three hours before his arrest around 6 p.m. EDT. Though guns were drawn by police and two others were in house, no one was hurt. The only arrest was an unnamed male. Police say a press release will be available Friday.


ISHPEMING — Police have surrounded a house in the City of Ishpeming.

Few details are available at this hour. At around 3:30 p.m., an ABC 10 reporter observed multiple officers from the Ishpeming City Police Department and the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office outside of a residence near the corner of Prairie Avenue and Elm Street.

They were asking a subject inside the residence to surrender. One officer did have his weapon drawn.

Police were telling a subject to come out with hands up. ABC 10 Reporters are on scene. For your safety, residents are asked to avoid Prarie St. and Elm St in Ishpeming.

The Ishpeming City Police Department has no comment at this time. The situation is on going. This is a developing story. We will pass along more information as it becomes available.

#BreakingNews We're live with breaking news about a stand off between police at a residence in the Upper Peninsula. We were at the scene, police had guns drawn, and we were asked to leave. This is a developing story. We'll have more details as they come available at abc10up.com

Posted by ABC10 & CW5 UP on Thursday, May 12, 2016