A two-day manhunt for a parole absconder sought in the concluded Friday afternoon with his arrest in the 9 Mile Road and Schoenherr area, police said.
With assistance from several agencies, including the County of Macomb Enforcement Team, also known as COMET, Roseville police, U.S. Marshals Service and the Department of Corrections, nabbed Roland Lee Moore Jr., 35, around 12:30 p.m. as he left a gas station, police said.
Moore, who was with a friend at the time, was taken into custody without incident for his role in the Tuesday night stabbing and robbery in the township, Chesterfield Detective Brian Dowell said Friday.
Following the arrest, Roseville Deputy Police Chief James Berlin told Patch his department plans to charge Moore with a 20-year felony charge of unarmed robbery for a purse-snatching around 11:30 a.m. Thursday outside the National Coney Island. In that crime, a suspect later identified as Moore, grabbed an 82-year-old woman's purse and fled. The victim was uninjured, Berlin said.
Moore has been a parole absconder since November 2011. His extensive criminal background includes assault with a dangerous weapon, fleeing police, drug charges and resisting and obstructing police, according to Chesterfield police.
He is accused of robbing and attacking a female customer at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McDonald's restaurant on 23 Mile Road west of Interstate 94. At that time, he approached a woman paying for food in the drive-thru lane, leaned into her open driver's side window and snatched her purse and laptop that rested on center console and passenger seat, Chesterfield Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said.
When the woman fought back, Moore stabbed her hands several times, Myers said, adding the victim was treated and released from the hospital for cuts to her hands.
A Chesterfield man, who was a couple cars behind the victim in the drive-thru lane, witnessed the attack and chased Moore with a baseball bat that he had inside his vehicle. But the suspect made it to a bicycle he parked behind the restaurant, fleeing across 23 Mile, police said.
Investigators were able to identify Moore as the suspect through a photo lineup with witnesses and learned he was staying in the Carriage Way mobile homes near 24 Mile Road. However, when police went to the residence Wednesday night, they learned he had fled the township, police said.
Information from Moore's friends and family led police to his whereabouts, Dowell said.
Moore is scheduled for a bond hearing Saturday in Macomb County Jail and is expected to be arraigned on felony charges of armed robbery and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder on Monday in in New Baltimore. If convicted of those charges, he could face up to life imprisonment.