Chesterfield Township police said Thursday they arrested a man believed to be responsible for a late November gas station robbery.
Township police say arrest warrants have been issued for Shaun Fielhauer, 37 of Westland, for armed robbery, felony firearm and possession of firearm by a felon. If convicted, Fielhauer faces up to life imprisonment.
The charges pertain to a Nov. 25 armed robbery at Speedway gas station on 21 Mile near Interstate 94. Chesterfield Township police released a surveillance image from the crime to the media in hopes someone would identify the thief. The investigation gained momentum Nov. 29 when a witness to the robbery implicated Fielhauer, according to township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers.
The suspect was subsequently arrested on an unrelated parole violation. He is lodged at the Ryan Correctional Facility in Detroit, Myers said.
Chesterfield Township detectives executed a search warrant at Fielhauer's Westland home and presented their case to the Macomb County Prosecutor's Office. Arrest warrants were issued soon after and a formal arraignment is scheduled this month in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore, he said.
The suspect's criminal history includes larceny, home invasions and gun charges in Wayne County, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections database.
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