ADRIAN — A person accused of murdering a person in January was arraigned Friday on new costs associated to buying and selling shoplifted merchandise for medicine.
Officers allege Austin Keith Richardson, 24, of Adrian labored with others who would shoplift items and reward playing cards from native shops in alternate for methamphetamine or cash, in line with a police assertion in his newest Lenawee County District Courtroom file. He was arraigned Friday in district court docket by video from the Lenawee County Jail on felony counts of organized retail crime and utilizing computer systems to commit a felony punishable by 4 to 10 years in jail.
Adrian police wrote in a probable-cause assertion that Richardson communicated with others by way of social media to debate the thefts from shops in Madison Township, Onsted and Blissfield in addition to how a lot medicine or cash can be exchanged for the stolen items.
His bond on these costs was set at $20,000. A preliminary listening to is scheduled for Friday, Could 24.
Richardson can be accused of killing Christopher Dickerson Jan. 21 in a wooded space in Medina Township. A preliminary examination of these costs — open homicide, gang membership felonies, carrying a hid weapon, carrying a harmful weapon with illegal intent and felony firearms — is scheduled for Tuesday in district court docket.
Dickerson, 27, of Weston was final heard from on Jan. 20. His household reported him lacking on Feb. 18. His physique was discovered Feb. 23. Lenawee County Sheriff’s Workplace investigators mentioned he was shot a number of instances with a pistol.
Sheriff Troy Bevier mentioned after Richardson was arrested final month that Dickerson’s loss of life was gang-related and had no relation to a Could 1, 2018, incident the place Dickerson was stabbed at an Adrian residence on East Maumee Avenue. Dickerson testified at a preliminary examination in that case and was anticipated to testify within the trial that had been scheduled to begin every week after he was killed.
Richardson’s co-defendant within the homicide case, David Curtis Taylor, 33, of Adrian this week waived a preliminary examination in his case. He was sure over to Lenawee County Circuit Courtroom for arraignment Could 29 on a rely of being an adjunct after the very fact to a felony.
Taylor can be a defendant in two violent residence invasion circumstances that occurred in January in Adrian and in February in Raisin Township.
Previous to be charged in Dickerson’s loss of life, Richardson was arrested in February on costs of supply or manufacture of methamphetamine, supply or possession of meth in a park and sustaining a drug home on Chandler Avenue in Adrian.
Richardson had been on parole since June 2018 after being convicted in 2014 of larceny and residential invasion costs and in 2012 of marijuana supply or manufacture. Based on Michigan Division of Corrections on-line information, he was as a result of be discharged from parole in September.