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.

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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