Man charged in IM armed robbery

By NIKKI YOUNK

Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN – Charges have been filed against one of the two suspects who were recently arrested in Pennsylvania in connection to a 2013 armed robbery in Iron Mountain.

Dickinson County Prosecutor Lisa Richards said that 35-year-old Gene Rigo Hebert of Niagara, Wis. faces felony counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and home invasion-first degree. He is also listed as a habitual offender-second.

If convicted, Hebert could spend up to life in prison.

The charges stem from an Aug. 6, 2013 incident in Iron Mountain.

Hebert is accused of joining 17-year-old Jacelin Sims of Iron Mountain and a 26-year-old Florida woman in entering a residence on the 200 block of West Brown Street and proceeding to rob the male resident at knifepoint.

Officers from the Iron Mountain Police Department reported that the three suspects took the resident’s medical marijuana and cash. The resident sustained non life-threatening injuries while attempting to resist the suspects, officers added.

Hebert and the Florida woman were arrested on the outstanding armed robbery warrants in Pennsylvania on March 8. Each waived the extradition process and agreed to be transported back to Michigan.

Richards expects that the Florida woman should be back in the area sometime Friday. Her name and charges will be released once she is arraigned in court.

Both suspects are scheduled for preliminary examinations in Dickinson County District Court on April 8.

Co-defendant Sims has already been sentenced for his part in the crime. He was ordered in December to serve a minimum of three years in prison.

Nikki Younk’s e-mail address is nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.