Alleged Branch Grocery robber arraigned. 

October 28, 2015



By Allison Scarbrough, Contributing Editor.

LUDINGTON — The 41-year-old Muskegon man accused of committing the armed robbery at the Branch Grocery in eastern Mason County last December was arraigned last week in 79th District Court on six felony counts.

Mark Anthony Miller pleaded no contest to the armed robberies of four Muskegon area businesses last September and guilty to being a fourth-time habitual offender in the 14th Circuit Court of Muskegon County. He is lodged in the Muskegon County Jail, according to the Michigan State Police, and was transported to Ludington for his court appearance. His bond was set at $250,000 cash or surety in each of the four cases.

Miller was arraigned in 79th District Court of Mason County on one count of armed robbery; three counts of felony firearms; and two counts of felonious assault. A probable cause hearing is set for Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.

Armed robbery is a felony punishable by up to life in prison. Miller is charged as a fourth-time habitual offender, which could increase his sentencing guidelines in case of conviction.

Miller’s criminal record includes second-offense drunk diving, attempted resisting and obstructing a police officer, attempted larceny in a building and three cases of unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle, according to the prosecutor’s office.


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