UPDATE: Suspect name released in armed robbery case

UPDATE: On June 12, 2019, the Marquette County Prosecutor’s office authorized one count of Armed Robbery, a felony punishable by any number of years up to life, on Patrick Earl Fisher, 37-years-old, of Ishpeming Township. Fisher is currently being held in the Marquette County Jail without bond.

This case remains under investigation, and any with information on this crime is asked to call the Negaunee Police Department at 906-475-4154.

NEGAUNEE — The Negaunee police department say that the suspect in Tuesday night’s armed robbery at Irontown Pasties is now lodged the Marquette County Jail.

The original report that was made stated that a masked man entered the restaurant where one woman was working alone. The man threatened the employee with a handgun and demanded money from the register. The employee complied, and the suspect ran away with approximately $475.

The employee was unharmed in the incident. Officers were called to the store at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday.

The man’s description, given by the employee, and video surveillance from the owner of the restaurant, led to the suspect’s identification.

Four hours after the robbery, the suspect was found at a home in Ishpeming and taken into custody by authorities.

Police say the suspect is being held at the Marquette County Jail on unrelated charges. The investigation is ongoing and the suspect’s name is being withheld until he appears in court.

Anyone who may have seen the suspect entering or leaving Irontown Pasties or any further information about the robbery may contact Negaunee City Police at 906-475-4154