Suspect Charged With Threatening Branch County Man With Knife
A man was arrested after he broke into a home in Branch County and confronted the homeowner.
Around 6:30am Monday, a 59-year-old man called 911 after seeing suspicious activity outside his Ovid Township home. While he was on the phone, he saw a suspect outside on his patio, who then broke through the glass door and got into the home. The suspect grabbed a knife and a glass of milk from the kitchen, and threatened the resident with them; however, right around that time, the Michigan State Police arrived and the suspect fled the scene.
Eventually, officers tracked down the suspect in a wooded area, and arrested him on charges including Home Invasion, Felonious Assault, and Malicious Destruction of a Building. It was also discovered that the suspect had allegedly attempted to steal the homeowner's vehicle in the driveway before he broke into the home, so he is facing attempted auto theft charges as well.
The suspect had already been wanted on a parole violation warrant, as he was out on parole in St. Joseph County. He is currently lodged at the Branch County Jail pending arraignment.