Members of “Felony Lane Gang” Arrested in Royal Oak

Members of “Felony Lane Gang” Arrested in Royal Oak

(ROPD, Jan. 18, 2020)

Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Police arrested two members of the Felony Lane Gang (FLG) in the middle of a crime spree. The suspects broke into vehicles in Royal Oak and Troy before being discovered in a Royal Oak supermarket parking lot in the morning hours of January 13, 2020.

The Felony Lane Gang is criminal gang that is well known to police.

Royal Oak officers first responded to investigate two reports of larceny from vehicles in the early morning hours of Monday, January 13, 2020. Both vehicles had their rear windows smashed, with a backpack and purse stolen. One of the victim’s stolen credit cards was immediately used to purchase gift cards at Meijer and Rite Aid in the city of Troy.

The suspects then struck at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. The suspects fled the area in a white Chevy Blazer with a Florida license plate.

Royal Oak officers, familiar with the FLG, immediately began surveillance on likely target areas and located the suspect vehicle, unoccupied, in the area of Twelve Mile and Stephenson Hwy. Officers immediately set up a perimeter and coordinated an area search. Two suspects, Zacharias Antoin Allen (38-year-old Florida resident) and Taylor Rose Wasserman (22-year-old Florida resident) were ultimately located and arrested.

Royal Oak detectives, along with members of an FBI Task Force that specializes in FLG investigations, began working the investigation and were able to identify a third suspect.

Investigators were able to obtain multi-count felony charges on both Allen and Wasserman and a warrant has been issued for the third suspect.

“I am extremely proud of my officers. The FLG is a notorious and dangerous criminal organization and they are very hard to catch. Within 6 hours of hitting Royal Oak we had them in custody.” said Chief Corrigan O’Donohue.

Zacharias Antoin Allen is charged with one (1) count of Criminal Enterprises-Conspiracy, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, one (1) count of Burglary Tools-Possession, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison; one (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison; one (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit Financial Transaction Device-Stealing/Retaining Without Consent, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 4 years in prison; two (2) counts of Breaking and Entering- A Vehicle with Damage to Vehicle, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison; one (1) count of Personal Identifying Information- Obtain/Possess/Transfer with Intent to Commit Identity Theft, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison; and two (2) counts of Financial Transaction Device- Stealing/Retaining Without Consent, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 4 years in prison.

Allen has an extensive criminal history from Florida and Tennessee with various weapons and assault convictions including Flee and Eluding, Felony Battery of a Pregnant Individual, Kidnap/False Imprisonment, Aggravated Battery of Police Officer, Resisting Police, Cocaine, Heroin and Lewd Lascivious Act with a Child.

Taylor Rose Wasserman is charged with one (1) count of Criminal Enterprises-Conspiracy, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison; one (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 5 years in prison; one (1) count of Conspiracy to Commit Financial Transaction Device-Stealing/Retaining Without Consent, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 4 years in prison, and one (1) count of Financial Transaction Device- Stealing/Retaining Without Consent, a felony which carries a penalty of up to 4 years in prison.

Wasserman’s criminal history includes convictions for Misdemeanor Shoplifting from Georgia.

On Thursday January 16, 2020, both suspects were arraigned by the Honorable Magistrate Chisolm from the 44th District Court. Zacharias Allen bond was set for $250,000.00 Cash/Surety,10%. Taylor Wasserman bond was set for $150,000.00 Cash/Surety,10%. Both suspects’ next court appearance is scheduled for January 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. before Judge Meinecke in the 44th District Court.

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