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Men arraigned Monday on charges related to Pomp’s Tire larceny

MARQUETTE — The two men arrested in July for their alleged involvement in a larceny at Pomp’s Tire Shop in Marquette were arraigned in 96th District Court Monday.

Pomp’s employee Steven Joseph Briggs, 40, of Ishpeming, was charged with larceny in a building, as well as receiving/concealing stolen property, $20,000 to $50,000.

Joseph Michael Ellis, 41, of Negaunee, who was charged receiving/concealing stolen property, $20,000 to $50,000, was also arraigned Monday, according to court documents.

The felony charges the two men face stem from an investigation that police previously said revealed Briggs was allegedly stealing tires and rims from the business and selling them to Ellis, who was storing them and selling them to a third party.

Both men posted the required bond for the charges, according to police and court documents, as Briggs posted the required bond of 10% of $20,000 on both of the charges, while Ellis posted the required bond of 10% of $10,000.

Briggs will appear again in court on Aug. 21 for a pretrial and probable cause conference, with a preliminary examination scheduled for Aug. 28, court officials said.

Ellis is scheduled for a probable cause conference Aug. 21 and a preliminary examination Aug. 28, according to court documents.

Cecilia Brown can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 248. Her email address is cbrown@miningjournal.net.