- Associated Press - Thursday, September 25, 2014

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Pierce County prosecutors now say a 27-year-old man wounded five times during a bank robbery attempt last week is also responsible for the June 9 robbery of an armored car guard and an Aug. 20 carjacking.

Released from a hospital on Monday, Michael Winston II has entered not guilty pleas this week to all the charges he faces. They include attempted robbery in the Sept. 15 encounter with an armored car guard at a Bank of America branch in Lakewood and two counts of robbery in the carjacking and the earlier holdup of an armored car guard at a Tacoma ATM machine.

In the June 9 holdup, the guard gave up an empty money bag.

The News Tribune reports (https://is.gd/ZVjI0z ) that Winston’s bail was increased Wednesday from $1 million to $2 million during his second arraignment in as many days.

His wife, Brittney Winston, has also pleaded not guilty to attempted robbery in the Lakewood incident.


Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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