Live coverage of court hearing for accused bank robbers
9:55
A preliminary examination is about to begin in the case of Kesean Wilson and Breanna Crawford.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 9:55 DanielleMSalis
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The two are accused of robbing the Jackson City County Credit Union in Summit Township on Oct. 10.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 9:56 DanielleMSalis
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The two are siblings.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 9:56 DanielleMSalis
9:57
A teller has taken the stand.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 9:57 DanielleMSalis
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About 9;15 a.m. Oct. 10, she was waiting on a lady who was inquiring about opening an account.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 9:58 DanielleMSalis
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She was wearing big silver, square earrings and a Michigan sweatshirt, the clerk said, and identified Breanna Crawford.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 9:59 DanielleMSalis
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She told her she has to be eligible to open an account and I went over the eligibility requirements.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:00 DanielleMSalis
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She did not meet most of the requirements, but she told the clerk she lived in the neighborhood, which made her eligible.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:00 DanielleMSalis
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She did not have an ID or money or a Social Security card.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:00 DanielleMSalis
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The clerk told Crawford she could come back with the needed identification and a man walked in the door.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:01 DanielleMSalis
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He was wearing a tan suit, she said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:01 DanielleMSalis
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The clothing and voice led her to believe it was a man, the clerk said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:02 DanielleMSalis
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He had a mask on, she said when Assistant Prosecutor Nick Mehalco Jr. asked her if she could see his face.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:02 DanielleMSalis
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Did he have anything in his hands? The prosecutor asked. "A gun," the clerk said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:03 DanielleMSalis
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How did he carry the gun? "In his hand out in the open."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:03 DanielleMSalis
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There was another customer there at the time, she said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:03 DanielleMSalis
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What did he do with the pistol? He put it to the customer's head, the clerk said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:04 DanielleMSalis
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He told us to get down. When he walked in the door, he said don't push any panic buttons.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:04 DanielleMSalis
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The clerk had already pushed the button, she said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:04 DanielleMSalis
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Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:04 DanielleMSalis
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Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:04 DanielleMSalis
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Did you follow all the commands of the masked man with the handgun? "Yes."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:05 DanielleMSalis
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She was down, and he jumped the counter, the clerk said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:05 DanielleMSalis
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Mehalco is showing the witness a photograph of the inside of the credit union.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:06 DanielleMSalis
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She is pointing to her work station.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:07 DanielleMSalis
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Mehalco is showing her a photograph of the "membership pack" or paperwork the clerk had given Crawford.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:08 DanielleMSalis
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After being told to get down, which you did, what did the masked man do? "He jumped over the counter."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:09 DanielleMSalis
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He jumped over the middle work station, she said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:09 DanielleMSalis
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What happened after he jumped the counter? "He approached me." He had the gun pointed at her, and told her to unload her "vault."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:10 DanielleMSalis
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She took this to mean her drawer. And he unloaded the money into a bag from the drawer at her work station, which she had opened.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:11 DanielleMSalis
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He pointed to the bottom drawer or cabinet and told her to open that. She said there was no money there, just paperwork.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:11 DanielleMSalis
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He left my station at that point and went down to another employee's station, the clerk said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:12 DanielleMSalis
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"At that point, I was pretty upset and crying rather loudly," she said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:12 DanielleMSalis
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At the other employee's station, she heard him say, "I'm sorry. I have to do this for my family."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:13 DanielleMSalis
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We heard the door slam, the clerk said when asked how she knew the robber had left.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:14 DanielleMSalis
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Her boss told her the man had gone out the back door.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:14 DanielleMSalis
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The customer left to see where Crawford went, the clerk said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:15 DanielleMSalis
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Crawford left out the front door, the clerk said. The clerk saw her on the sidewalk.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:15 DanielleMSalis
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Did Crawford indicate that she knew him in any way? Did She say anything about him or to him? "No."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:16 DanielleMSalis
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The credit union doors were then locked. The business was closed, she said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:16 DanielleMSalis
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Mehalco is asking her about the amount of money taken from the clerk's station. How much? $8,756.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:18 DanielleMSalis
10:19
Defense lawyer Phillip Berkemeier now is asking the clerk questions.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:19 DanielleMSalis
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The clerk's boss has a live-feed camera in her office.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:20 DanielleMSalis
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After the gunman entered the lobby, where did he go initially? To the customer.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:20 DanielleMSalis
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Did he say anything to the customer? "He did. I don't know what he said."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:21 DanielleMSalis
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He held the gun to his head? "Yes."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:21 DanielleMSalis
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"He told us to get down," the clerk said.
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:21 DanielleMSalis
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You were ducked behind the counter? "Correct."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:22 DanielleMSalis
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"He jumped over the counter. I could see him from where I was down."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:22 DanielleMSalis
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Where you crying at this time? "Yes."
Wednesday October 31, 2012 10:23 DanielleMSalis
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