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Trial Date Set for Alleged McDonald's Stabber

Roland Lee Moore Jr. is scheduled for trial in October in Macomb Circuit Court in Mount Clemens.

The suspect in a violent McDonald's drive-thru robbery in Chesterfield is heading to trial this fall in Macomb County Circuit Court.

Roland Lee Moore Jr., 35, was arrested in February following a multiday-manhunt. He is slated to appear before Judge David Viviano Oct. 2 in the Mount Clemens court for trial.

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Moore, a parole absconder, is . He could face up to life in prison if convicted.

His lawyer Randy Rodnick said Friday he is awaiting the outcome of DNA evidence testing. He declined to speak specifically about the DNA evidence, including whether it pertained to the knife used in the attack. Rodnick reiterated Friday his defense remains at this time.

"My case is just going to be that it was the wrong person—that it was wasn't him," he told Patch last winter. 

During a prelimary exam, Donna Fulton testified she was ordering food around 10:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the restaurant on 23 Mile near I-94 before work when a man leaned into her 2008 Jeep Commander in the drive-thru lane.

she said in 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore. "I noticed a small silver object and I put up my hands to try and block myself."

, the suspect stabbed her repeatedly in the hand area before he made off with her laptop and her bag with personal items and papers. The laptop was later recovered, she said.

"I did see a small silver knife—almost like a pocket knife," she testified. "He kept trying to stab me so I kept trying to defend myself. ... I was scared."

She suffered deep cuts on her left hand.

Fulton selected Moore out of a photo lineup and identified him as her attacker in court. Although she wasn't 100 percent positive in the photo lineup, she was sure it was him in court, she said.

Kyle Poole, who was in the drive-thru lane during the time of the robbery, told Patch and gave chase after the suspect with a bat.

"I chased him. I yelled at him twice. I said 'Hey!'" Poole said, running after the thief all the way to a nearby gas station where he tried to get others' attention to stop the suspect to no avail.

, along with the County of Macomb Enforcement Team, also known as COMET, Roseville police, U.S. Marshals Service and the Department of Corrections took Moore into custody Feb. 3 without incident as he left a gas station at 9 Mile and Schoenherr.

Roseville Deputy Police Chief James Berlin said Moore snatched an elderly woman's purse while on the run.

The suspect 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.

uknowimright September 05, 2012 at 08:49 AM
Yeah, looks like this guy deserves to be locked up, either way. These crooks are going to find out the hard way that DNA evidence is going to get rid of all their excuses!! GOOD RIDDANCE!
Lilly September 05, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Please Lord let him go away for a loooooooong time ..Amen
chillI September 10, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Kinda funny how Chesterfield police wiped out a witnesses tickets for testimony against Roland . Roland is innocent the DNA is a sweatshirt belonging to his cousin a female. Big mistaken identity the man is a tattoo artist and harmless!
chillI September 10, 2012 at 02:50 AM
By the way Roland did not steal a purse his fat girlfriend kimmy did it and threw it on 696 she can pass as a man without a doubt!
unknown. September 13, 2012 at 01:05 AM
i love how judgemental people are. this guy is one of the sweetest men i've ever met & he didn't do it & wouldn't do something like this, ever. funny though, he's been in jail since february yet the DNA results STILL aren't back and it's now september. there's all this talk about evidence against him, but no one has seen it yet. & also funny how they forgot to mention that the victim gave a statement after this describing the guy & mentioned nothing about him having tattoos. obviously Roland is covered in tats & would be hard to not notice. she didn't pick him out of the lineup the first time, but did the second time & wasn't even 100% sure it was him. the cops just want someone to hold responsible for this & it's like they're willing to pin it on anybody & it would be easy to do it to Roland because of his past. & you wanna judge him by his record? well is there anything in his criminal history about robbing people?..no. he didn't do it & i can't wait to see people's faces once he's proven innocent in court.
unknown. September 19, 2012 at 02:00 AM
i love how delusional you are 'Lisa'. & i know there's another one on here too that thinks they are his girlfriend. i wasn't going to speak up & say anything cause that's not my style, but it's just too funny not to say anything. i am Roe's girl, and it may be hard for you to take this, but it is what it is. i am the one who visits him every week, and i'm the one who writes him every day & he writes me back, & i'm the one he calls every night. sorry to ruin your day honey, but you're little delusions need to be put to rest.
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Eve September 20, 2012 at 04:00 AM
It is what it is for now. I will win you back.
Eve September 20, 2012 at 12:17 PM
I love you more than anyone ever could. I feel myself getting closer. You are my heart, mind, body and soul. The love of my life and my true soul mate. I want to fall in love with you again.
Lisa September 27, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Roseville PD is looking at him for robbing an 80 year old woman. Real nice guy. This guy needs to go to prison for along time.
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Laura Meed October 01, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Read the article about him in the Free Press. He needs to be put away for life and made sure he never gets out. Unknown if you really are with him you need to get away before he hurts you.
Jordan Nicolas November 08, 2012 at 03:06 AM
Well November has arrived and wondering whom is Roe's girl ? 2nd.of all also thinking how many of them he has asked to be his wifey for lifey ? Question is will anyone ever get the truth ? Seems to me that there are several who are going through life with blinders on when it comes to Roland Lee Moore Jr. and it is time to put your big girl panties on and love yourself enough to find someone who can love you for you and not for all the things that one needs in this life just to survive.
Lisa December 04, 2012 at 09:30 AM
This man was convicted of domestic violence. Charged with possession of heroin and cocaine. Armed robbery, fleeing the police. And so much more. Why would anyone defend him?
Laura Meed December 04, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Do you know Roland?
Laura Meed December 07, 2012 at 05:50 PM
no
Lisa December 07, 2012 at 06:06 PM
no
Laura Meed December 11, 2012 at 05:00 PM
He looks like Shrek
Laura Meed December 24, 2012 at 08:37 AM
You are a user and an abuser. No good to society. You are not a man. You are a thug. You committed this crime you are accused of and will pay for it. The truth will come out and everyone will find out what you really are.
Lisa December 25, 2012 at 03:27 AM
I hope to God he doesn't postpone his trial again. Why does he drag it out?
Lisa December 31, 2012 at 04:44 PM
There is DNA, video camera and eye witnesses. How does this loser think he is getting away with it. Unknown wake up and find a real man.
Laura Meed January 10, 2013 at 06:31 AM
So the DNA came back and it came back as 99.9% as his DNA. So what's his defense now? Twin?
Lisa January 11, 2013 at 07:22 PM
Has anyone? The police or the DA's office thought of looking at him for the Jabalee case?
Lisa January 11, 2013 at 08:00 PM
I love how stupid you are.
Lisa January 11, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Why is he not being investigated for the murder of the couple in New Baltimore?
Laura Meed January 12, 2013 at 05:56 PM
What about him makes you beieve he is a good person? His extensive criminal record. Which includes drug possesion, domestic violence, mugging and stabbing. Or maybe that he's been in prison so many times.
Laura Meed January 12, 2013 at 05:58 PM
AI love the fact that you think you matter to Roland. All you are is his victim. Just be thankful he can,t come near you.
Laura Meed January 21, 2013 at 06:30 AM
Bull!
Laura Meed January 29, 2013 at 08:16 PM
Roland how long can you drag a poor girl into your web of lies? Just take a plea, be man for once in your life and admit to your crime (this crime). God know what you did.
Lisa February 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM
She didn't see the tattoos because he had them covered. Ever think of that?

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