The attorney representing a man suspected in the Dec. 23 Rolladium roller skating rink shooting spree in Waterford Township that wounded five is asking for a dismissal of all charges against his client.
Cheyenne Benjamin Ingram, 18, is charged with 14 counts, including six counts of assault with intent to commit murder; six felony firearm charges; one count of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder; and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Attorney Jonathan Jones has filed a motion to quash the charges against his client, citing there isn’t probable cause as required by law indicating his client committed a crime, and therefore the case must be dismissed. Ingram reportedly wasn’t recorded by multiple security cameras holding a gun or committing any crimes at the time of the incident, according to Jones.
Ingram is facing the charges for his alleged role in the early-morning shooting that occurred at the Rolladium skating rink, located at 4475 Highland Road, on Dec. 23. At the time, the rink was being used for a private pre-Christmas skating party scheduled from 9:30 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Three suspects entered the building following a fight and fired handguns from the snack bar area out onto the skating floor area. Five patrons were struck. No one sustained fatal injuries.
During the investigation, police discovered that the shooting stemmed from two rival gangs out of Pontiac, the “Goon Squad” and “1st Enfantry.” One of the victims shot was an intended target and rival to the shooters, and was previously shot by rivals in a similar incident at a nightclub in Pontiac in December 2010, according to police.
Two alleged accomplices, 18-year-old Robert Lee German and 21-year-old Tre-Andis Marquan-Jose Jamison, both of Pontiac, are still at large and have charges against them similar to Ingram’s.
A Wednesday, April 18 pre-trial date is set for Ingram, with a trial date scheduled for April 23. Oakland County Circuit Court Judge James Alexander will be presiding.