Two faces charges in robbery, home invasion

Alonso Gomez & Dion Benson

Two men face several charges after police and prosecutors say they broke into someone’s home and robbed that person.

It happened Thursday at around 3:40 a.m. Police say Alonso Gomez and Dion Benson approached someone in the parking lot of the 6100 block of Coach House Drive, pulled a gun, and forced that person inside their apartment.

Meridian Township Police picked up the suspects soon afterwards. The victim was not hurt.

Today, prosecutors formally charged Gomez and Benson with multiple crimes armed robbery, home invasion, unlawful imprisonment, and a felony firearms charge.

A judge denied bond, which means they’ll remain at the Ingham County Jail.

Police are still investigating. They’re asking anyone with information to contact Sergeant Bach with the Meridian Township Police Department at (517) 853-4800. You can also Crime Stoppers at (517) 483-STOP, or submit an anonymous tip through the police department’s social media sites.


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