3rd suspect arraigned in slayings of 2 found in parking lot

Posted at 3:29 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-02 08:45:51-05

A third suspect has been charged in the shooting deaths of two men found dead in an SUV outside a mid-Michigan Wal-Mart store.

Erin Mongar of Grand Rapids was arraigned Wednesday on two counts each of felony murder and armed robbery and single counts of conspiracy to commit arm robbery and a firearms charge. A probable cause hearing is set for Feb. 8.

Police say the 34-year-old Mongar drove the getaway car in the slayings of 31-year-old Joseph Carson and 39-year-old Anthony Hammond of Flint. Their bodies were found Friday in Caledonia Township. Police say the slayings stemmed from a deal to sell marijuana that was arranged online via Craigslist.

MLive reports all three suspects are being held without bond in the Shiawassee County Jail.