Charlevoix County PA Office News Release 9/10/15

Mathew Robert DeNise, 21, Charlevoix, admitted robbing the Charlevoix E-Z Mart store with an accomplice on March 26, 2013, as part of his plea to a charge of attempted armed robbery.

DeNise admitted entering the store with Dennis McKee, 21, Charlevoix, who, on August 7, was sentenced to 36 to 120 months in prison for his role in the robbery.  Both men stated in their plea hearings that McKee pretended to have a gun in order to scare the clerk into handing over money.

As part of his plea, DeNise agreed to cooperate with law enforcement and testify truthfully regarding his knowledge of a second robbery of the same store which occurred in 2014.

Attempted armed robbery is a felony that carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

DeNise will be sentenced on October 16 in the 33rd Circuit Court by the Honorable Roy C. Hayes III.

About Allen Telgenhof

Allen Telgenhof is the Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney; beginning his 14th year of coaching high school baseball, now as varsity coach at Boyne Falls Public Schools. Graduated from Clio High School, Michigan State University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Father of four great children, ages 27, 25, 20 and 19.
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