UPDATED: Police Searching for Man Accused of Stabbing, Robbing Woman at McDonald's Drive-Thru

Chesterfield Township police warned the public Thursday the parole absconder is considered armed and dangerous.

UPDATE: Chesterfield Township police said Friday afternoon they have taken Roland Lee Moore Jr. into custody without incident. Township police, along with several other law enforcement agencies, caught Moore in the 9 Mile Road and Schoenherr area following a two-day manhunt. Check back with Patch for a .

Police are on the search for a 35-year-old man accused of robbing and attacking a female customer in the lane in Chesterfield Township, investigators said Thursday.

Roland Lee Moore Jr., a parole absconder with a violent background, has been charged in arrest warrants for armed robbery and assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, Chesterfield Township Detective Sgt. Deron Myers said.

Moore should be considered armed and dangerous and may be in the Roseville or Eastpointe area, police said.

He is being sought for his alleged role in a Tuesday night crime at the McDonald's on 23 Mile Road west of Interstate 94. At 10:30 p.m. that night, Moore 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, Myers said.

When the woman fought back, Moore stabbed her hands several times, Myers said, adding she has since been treated and released from the hospital for the cuts.

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. However, when police went to the residence last night, they learned he had packed up his belongings with an unknown female, police said.

"He has been on the run from parole since November 2011," Myers said.

Moore has an extensive criminal background, including assault with a dangerous weapon, fleeing police and resisting and obstructing police, according to township police.

If convicted of the latest charges, he could face up to life imprisonment.

Moore is described as 240 pounds with a shaved head, reddish-brown mustache and goatee. He is heavily tattooed from the neck down. Anyone with information is asked to call at 586-949-2322, anytime.

Lilly February 03, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Ewwwwww scum..hope he goes away for a long time so he can't MURDER anybody. Cause next time he won't want to leave a witness and he will kill them. Scarey cause I go to that Mcdonalds all the time..coulda been ME or YOU !
Cherie Kortas February 04, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I lived next door to that idiot for six long years. He was the reason we left!! He was the worst neighbor ever! My husband was not nice to him at all... glad we're alive today!!
jholeton jr March 06, 2012 at 08:06 AM
Would you please give a presentation at the Shelby Township Board of Trustees meeting! There are alot of people in Shelby Township who would like to hear it! This is quite a problem in Shelby Township. The Shelby Police arent going to do anything about this problem unless the new Chief comes down on them and makes them do it. I ve seen these guys drive right the police with their radios blaring and they did nothing.
george campbell March 08, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Mr Holeton, have you read that paper lately? Bigby, Mcdonalds, Sex offender in Apt complex, and the latest home invasion suspect all in the past month or so..all arrested by shelby police....yet you are worried about loud music...your college educated mentality blows my mind.....
jholeton jr March 08, 2012 at 09:10 AM
First Mr. Campbell, Shelby Township has alot of problems which must be addressed. The only way you can solve these problems is by acknowledging them and then offer solutions to the Board of Trustees. If there is or isnt a ordinance for the "Boom box crime", then it must be debated and then addressed to the new police chief for implimentation. When the Shelby Police drive by someone who is blaring their radio and nothing is done, there is a bigger problem. Not only with that particular officer, but of the policing philosophy of that precinct. For the record, I read the Macomb Daily and Wall Street Journal everyday. I know EXACTELY what is happening in Shelby Township. Im probably the one person who knows how to fix the problems.
Sammy V. March 08, 2012 at 01:49 PM
that's a bold statement to make, but I'm not doubting you've got the answers. That said, please share some of your ideas for fixing the problems. You can just summarize the problems and your solutions. Please note which solutions/problems should receive priority.
jholeton jr March 08, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Shelby Township is going through a process called de-industrialization. 20 years ago you could graduate from Utica High School and get a job at a factory and make a living. This is no longer the case. Drug use and crime are part of the cycle. The fact that "tweens" are committing crimes in such great numbers is no surprise. The "family unit" has broken down when full time/secure employment can no longer be found. Solution: You must reverse the effects of de-industrialization without first turning Shelby Township into a police state, which is where we are heading through Governor Sniders current decree. In order for Shelby Township to survive, we will have to better educate our kids with advanced mathematics and education. That way, they are prepared for the "Advanced Technology" jobs which are ONLY available in Shelby Township. If this isnt done, Shelby will end up just like Detroit or Flint. Elect John Holeton to the Board of Trustees and I will sit down with Dr. Christine Johns, Superintendant of Utica Schools (Utica High Graduate), and figure out how to move around money so that these kids get a better chance at an ivy league education and a better life. The days of slinging iron at a factory are over. We must prepare these kids for the future, before they end up drug addicted criminals fighting to survive in a world they werent taught to survive in.
Kermit Smith March 08, 2012 at 05:10 PM
You mean the same superindendant that refuses to acknowledge that there are drugs in the schools??? Like that is going to do anything, Mr Holeson you are a big talker, go get yourself elected, see what happens, you must think you are the new messiah for Shelby Twp, you have all the answers...you could get Matt G to be your running mate since between the both of you you have all the answers!!!!
george campbell March 08, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Mr. Holeton, Ok in one post (a month or so ago) you have a problem with police officers sitting on shelby road catching speeders by Utica HS, you said they should be out catching criminals and preventing crime. Ok now you want to enforce the "boom box" ordinance. So basically its about anything that bothers John Holeton should be adressed by the police. You speak of Advanced Technology jobs, but yet you are a loudmouth advocate anti-smart meter guy. Which by the way, all that wasted research and long drawn out presentation at meetings was pointless, we all have meters now. Smart meters are examples of the "advanced technology" you speak of. So now you should be able to pick and choose which sectors of advanced technology. Why does it have to be an Ivy league educations? Why not OAkland, MSU, UofM, GVSU, WSU? figure a guy like you would want to keep the education money in the state. Why should we elect you Mr. Holeton? You failed at the smart meter opposition, you failed representing the people when your whole neighborhood basements were flooded, you are not good public speaker (say "ok" after every sentence and thank god they have the 5 minute rule for you). You constantly make statements and arguments that are self-serving. Please people, see through this guys mumbo jumbo and do not vote for him. His radical ideas would only hurt the township of shelby.
jholeton jr March 08, 2012 at 06:29 PM
First of all, you are mistaking me for John Holeton Sr. This is John Holeton jr.. Secondly, I did not fail at the smart meter issue. There is a law right now going through the Michigan State Legislature which gives ALL Michigan residents the legal right to say "no" to smart meters on there home. I can proudly say that I was a part in the creating of that legislation. Thirdly, my parents did not fail in protecting the people who had their basements flooded. It is the DUTY of elected officials to solve these problems. My parents were merely a voice of the people who were affected. You and your colleagues are the ones with a specific a agenda. I graduated from Utica High School and have lived in this community for over 25+ years. My family and I love Shelby Township, and will continue to safeguard its residents. If I am elected, I will push for advanced mathematics, logic, robotics and theoretical philosophy to be taught to every student at Utica Schools. It doesnt matter what college they get into, I just want them to have the opportunity to be the best that they can be. Shelby Township will prosper when we have mathematicians and engineers rebuilding this country.
Sammy V. March 08, 2012 at 06:34 PM
well put. I agree. I just don't know what the short term solution is. I guess no one really knows.
george campbell March 08, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Why not focus your efforts on the Police Department? Hire some more cops to enforce your "boom box" ordinance. Boom box task force. Write their plates down, go to court against them, file a complaint against these Boom Box Thugs. Tell your side of the story in front of a judge. FYI--You becoming a trustee (god forbid) will not change the way Utica Schools (National exemplary school) teach their children. Dont kid yourself, they wont listen to you, for good reason.
jholeton jr March 08, 2012 at 07:43 PM
First of all, I will never, ever, advocate the hiring of more Police in Shelby Township. That philosophy contradicts my notion of a free society. I merely will push the existing police to enforce existing laws and ordinances. If they continue to refuse to enforce existing laws equally, I will pressure the board to find a police chief who will make them do their job. Secondly, what is wrong with wanting the best education for your children? Dont you want them to succeed? Shelby Township will deteriate and it will be because of people (like you) not believing what is really happening in the township. You need real solutions for real problems. Hiring more police for economic and social problems is what led to the fall of the Roman Empire, the end of the British Empire in 1946 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1994. Knowledge of history and wisdom is what is needed for solving complex problems. Please stop wasting my time.
george campbell March 08, 2012 at 09:39 PM
LAst time I checked, Utica schools was one of the best school systems in Michigan. They have Adv math courses, co-op courses in computers and sciences, and their students do very well in state testing ranks. I am sure they will jump at your suggestion that will save America and Shelby Twp. Since you are running for the board you should know that Shelby twp has the lowest police per citizen ratio in Macomb County. More police on the street=the ability to focus on specific issues ie. your Boom Box Bandits but lets overextend the 6-8 police officers shelby twp has working per shift. Because according to you, they do nothing you must have missed the Bigby, Mcdonalds, Apt Complex, Home invasion guy all in the news. but more cops will result in the collapse of Shelby Twp. Your feeble mind, ignorant opinions and extreme right wingness will never get you elected Mr. Holeton.
jholeton jr March 08, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Yes, it is true that Utica Schools have high test scores, but they could be better. In order for Shelby Township to survive, it essential that we increase the High School graduation to college ratio. Our ultimate goal should be to increase the percentage which go to graduate school. Do you have those statistics for Utica Schools? I doubt it because it wont be published in the source. Obviously, that is the only newspaper that you read. As far as the police statistics, you are correct. The problem is that they arent doing their job when they are working. WOW! Feeble mind. That really hurt. For the record, I won a full academic scholarship for physics so my mind cant be that feeble. I have written lots of scientific papers which have bettered this world. When I die, children will carry on in my footsteps. What have you done with your life? People will remember me and my work when I am gone. You will be forgotten because you contributed nothing.


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