Port Huron, MI — Four people have been arraigned on multiple charges following an incident on June 24th in Port Huron Township which left one dead and another injured.
In 72nd District Court in Port Huron Friday, 19 year old Brandon Williams of Roseville was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault with intent to commit great bodily harm or attempted murder, felony firearm with a pneumatic gun and habitual 2nd offender. Joseph Gigliotti, a 21 year old man from Macomb County’s Washington Township was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, assault with intent to commit great bodily harm, and felony firearm with a pneumatic gun. Eighteen year old Joseph Smith of Burtchville Township was charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, felony firearm with a pneumatic gun, resist and obstruct and being a habitual 4th offender. Alexandra Dillon, an 18 year old woman from Warren was charged with armed robbery.
Deputies from the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office were called to the area of 25th Street and Dixon Street about 4:15 a.m. on June 24th for a felonious assault complaint. They located 21 year old Nathan Chavarria of Port Huron Township lying on the ground with several stab wounds. He was able to give information on his attackers prior to being transported to the hospital.
Officers from the Port Huron Police Department were able to locate the suspects a short time later in a red Cadillac. Upon making contact with the subjects in the vehicle, it was discovered that 19 year old Jovonte Thurman of Mt. Clemens was deceased inside. Gigliotti had also suffered stab wounds and was transported to a local hospital.
Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office investigated the crime and determined that the four who were charged and Thurman had made plans to rob Chavarria, who had agreed to sell them narcotics that morning.
Williams, Gigliotti and Smith had their bonds set at $250,000, while Dillon’s bond was set at $25,000. All four are next expected in 72nd District Court for a probable cause hearing on July 14th at 9:00 a.m.
The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact Detective Kelsey Wade at (810) 987-1738.