Armed robbery suspects arraigned on felony charges.

October 11, 2022

Danny Yeubanks

Armed robbery suspects arraigned on felony charges.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — Two brothers accused of holding up a man at gunpoint in the Shelby Wesco convenience store parking lot Sunday, Oct. 9, were arraigned Tuesday in

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Oceana County’s 79th District Court.

John Edward-Weyher Yeubanks, 43, and Danny Joe Yeubanks, 53, both of 706 S. Center St., Gaylord, Michigan, were lodged in the Oceana County Jail on a $75,000/cash/surety bond.

Following the holdup, the men fled the scene in a vehicle but were captured by sheriff’s deputies a few miles away on M 20, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast.

“Deputies were dispatched to Wesco where the victim called and said he had been held up at gunpoint by two men demanding a large amount of cash,” said Sheriff Mast. The men were found to be in possession of the weapons the victim had described, which were two handguns.

No one was injured by the guns, although a physical altercation may have occurred, said Mast. The men did not successfully steal anything from the victim. 

The two men are charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon and felony firearm. 

Both are scheduled to appear in district court for a probable cause hearing next Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m.

Armed robbery is punishable by up to life in prison. Felonious assault carries a four-year maximum, and carrying a concealed weapon is punishable by up to five years in prison.

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