SUSPECT: Jacob Thomas Korthals, an 18 year old male from Shelby Township MI
As part of a lengthy and ongoing investigation, the Chesterfield Township Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the December 9th (2015) robbery of the Applebee’s restaurant located at 27851 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield.
Chesterfield Township Investigators presented their case to the Macomb County prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday (1/26/2016) and received an arrest warrant for Jacob Korthals, charging him with “Robbery Armed” (a life felony) and “Conspiracy to Commit Robbery Armed” (a life felony).
He was taken into custody by Chesterfield Township Detectives on Wednesday (1/27/2016) at an undisclosed location and held at the Chesterfield Township Police Department. During questioning at the station Mr. Korthals described himself as desperate (at the time of the robbery) and addicted to heroin. He described to investigators his role, and what transpired during the robbery. This afternoon he was arraigned at the 42-2 District Court in New Baltimore via video from the Chesterfield Township Police Department. His bond was set at $100,000.00 cash and he is currently lodged at the Macomb County Jail.
The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests in the case are anticipated.