Man released from prison and then arrested for robbery the next day
An Ypsilanti man had been out of prison for less than a day before being arrested for stealing clothes and a punching a woman who tried to stop him, according to deputies.
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Timothy Washington, 47, is held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond for the May 23 incident at Value World, 1410 E. Michigan Ave. Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said Washington went to the store because he needed to get some dry clothes.
“He went to the rear of the store and returned up front a couple minutes later,” Fox said. “When he did this, the cashier noticed he had on different clothes than he came in wearing.”
Fox said the woman approached Washington and confronted him about stealing clothes. Washington then approached the woman and punched her once in the face before running away from the area.
Deputies were dispatched to the store and ended up arresting Washington outside a nearby apartment complex, Fox said.
Washington was arraigned this week on charges of unarmed robbery, malicious destruction of fire and police property, second-degree retail fraud, and assault and battery, according to court records. Jail records show he’s being held on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.
The incident occurred a day after Washington was discharged from prison, according to state records. He served two and a half years in prison for unlawfully driving away an automobile and third-degree fleeing a police officer for an incident on Sept. 23, 2010, records show.
According to state records, Washington was sentenced to between a year and two months and five years in prison for both convictions.
Washington will return to court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.