Home invasion suspects due in court Monday

MARQUETTE – Two suspects arrested Friday morning after a Marquette home invasion are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Marquette County District Court.

Arrested were a 25-year-old male from California who was living in Marquette with relatives and a 25-year-old male from Marquette. They are both charged with home invasion, which is a 20-year felony, and a felony firearm offense punishable by up to two years in prison.

The pair was lodged in the Marquette County Jail, with bail set at $500,000 on each count. Police identified the suspects but their names are not being published by The Mining Journal until after their arraignments.

At 6:43 a.m. Friday, officers from the Marquette City Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion in the western part of the city. Police said the suspects gained entry to a home through an unsecured door.

Police said the homeowner was at home at the time and was the victim of an alleged physical assault. The name of the homeowner was not released by police Friday night. Police said he sought his own treatment for injuries.

One of the suspects allegedly brandished a firearm during the home invasion, according to a press release from police. The homeowner provided police with a description of the pair and a suspect vehicle. A short time later, police found a vehicle and suspects matching the description in the Orianna Preserve off Pioneer Road.

The two suspects were arrested without incident, the release stated.

Police said there appeared to be no prior connection between the suspects and the homeowner.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges could be issued.

Marquette police were assisted by Michigan State Police, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office and Marquette General EMS.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is jpepin@miningjournal.net.