Robbery suspect held on $1 million bond.

September 12, 2022

Robbery suspect held on $1 million bond.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.


HART — The 51-year-old man accused of robbing and assaulting an elderly couple in Golden Township last week and then fleeing in their vehicle was arraigned in Oceana County’s 79th District Court Monday, Sept. 12, on six felony charges.

Harold Raymond Labeau, of 5845 W. 6th St., Mears, is also accused of getting into a gunfight with a Mason County sheriff’s deputy in Mason County’s Summit Township near Bass Lake last Friday, resulting in Labeau being shot in the hip by the officer and ultimately captured after being on the run for two days following the robbery.

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In Oceana County, Labeau is charged with armed robbery, which is punishable by up the life in prison; first-degree home invasion, which carries a 20-year maximum; larceny of a firearm, which is a five-year felony; and three counts of felony firearm, each of which are punishable by up to two years in prison. He is being charged as a four-time habitual offender.

A probable cause hearing is set for Sept. 27 at 3 p.m.

The Michigan State Police is currently investigating the shooting, at the request of Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, because the incident involved one of his deputies.

At the scene of the shooting on Friday, Mason County Prosecuting Attorney Lauren Kreinbrink said she would wait for the Michigan State Police to complete its investigation before considering charges.

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