Officials from the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office are seeking three suspects in a strong armed robbery which occurred around noon, Sunday, July 30.
According to a social media post made by Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy Floyd, a male victim - whose name was withheld by Floyd - was reportedly lured under false pretenses to a location southwest of Miami by a female identified as Melanie Blackburn.
Upon arrival, the man was blocked from driving forward by a white, four-door Nissan when approached by two males with a firearm who were believed to be Jeremy Pogue and Joshua Hollon, according to Floyd.
Approximately $25,000 in cash winnings from a casino were stolen from the man. He reportedly won the funds earlier that morning.
The three suspects fled the scene and were chased for a time by the man who gave chase in his car, striking the suspect’s vehicle several times before they got away, according to Floyd.
"After intensive investigative work from the Ottawa County Investigators, the suspect’s vehicle was located in the [southeast] part of Miami in an enclosed garage," Floyd said in his post. "A search warrant was executed by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, DA’s Office, Miami Nation Tribal Police, and the Miami Police Department this afternoon [on July 31] and the suspect’s vehicle was recovered for processing."
Floyd said the recovered vehicle's interior has been stripped and damage to the rear matched the victim’s car.
Floyd said members of his department are seeking Melanie Blackburn, Jeremy Pogue and Joshua Hollon for questioning. He warns the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous and civilians should not contact or approach them.
Persons with information about the three individuals, are asked to contact the Ottawa County Sheriff's office at 918-542-2806.