Eaton County Man Assaults Brother over Disagreement during Home Invasion

OLIVET, MI – On Saturday May 11th, 2019, at 3:35 a.m., Eaton County Central Dispatch received a 911 call from a residence in the Olivet area, but the call ended abruptly before any information could be given to dispatch.Home Invasion

Dispatch tried calling and texting the number repeatedly while also dispatching Eaton County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) units to the location of the phone call. It was later learned that the caller was sleeping in his residence when his brother, a 39-year-old Olivet man, broke into the victim’s house, located the victim inside, and assaulted him over a prior disagreement.

When the victim attempted to call 911, the suspect took the victim’s phone from him and threw it across the room, which is why the original 911 call was terminated.

The suspect soon left the victim’s residence and was gone prior to ECSO units arriving on scene. Once police units arrived at the victim’s residence, they started gathering information from the victim. While getting an account of the incident from the victim, the victim received information that the suspect was at another family residence in Olivet causing problems and possibly assaulting other family members there.

The ECSO units on scene immediately started toward that second family residence, but before arriving they spotted the suspect’s vehicle pulling into the driveway of the suspect’s residence, also in Olivet. The ECSO units made contact with the suspect there, and he was threatening and uncooperative.

The suspect was secured and arrested for Home Invasion 1st Degree, Assault & Battery, and Interfering With Electronic Communications. The suspect was later charged by the Eaton County Prosecutor’s Office and given a $1,000 Personal Recognizance Bond with the stipulation he be fitted with a GPS tether prior to release.