HARPER WOODS (WWJ) – Two teenagers faced a judge Wednesday, accused in an alleged home invasion in Harper Woods that prompted an 11-year-old girl to hide in a closet to call 9-1-1.

Schaquiel Niko Sanderfield, 17, of Detroit, and 17-year-old Jala Jhane Sanderfield, of Warren, have each been charged with attempted home invasion.

They are out on bond following their arraignment Wednesday in Harper Woods District Court.

Schaquiel is allegedly one of two people who tried to break into a home while Sanderfield was the alleged getaway driver. The teens were arrested as they attempted to flee the scene. The 911 dispatcher praised the girl for her composure in making the call and thwarting a possible robbery.

In court, Schaquiel answered the judge’s questions about school. “The highest grade I completed was 10th. I’m still in school … South Lake High.” He explained why he’s been living with relatives. “My mother, she was on drugs when she had me,” he said.

A family member who did not want to be named said Jala  has a 3.0 grade point average. She said that both are “really good kids” who just made a stupid decision.

The judge said he said bond at $2,000 each, 10 percent. He said the two were cooperative with police and neither had a criminal record.

Comments (3)
  1. Home Security says:

    Home invasions are increasing rapidly. These thugs know that there is less of a chance getting caught burglarizing a home then robbing businesses.
    So stay safe, be vigilant, install deadbolts and keep alarm activated. If you don’t have an alarm system try http://www.homesecurityalarms.net for the most affordable monitored alarm system in the nation.

  2. JJ says:

    Another relative saying how good the kid is…really. Just made dumb decisions. DUMB DECISIONS?

    My dumb decisions was throwing a water baloon at a car on devils night. Dude chased me on foot. I got away, and from then on….no more waqter baloons thrown at a moving car. Of course I did other stupid stuff…but b&e? or robbery? assult? any felony was unheard of.

    But this is what Detroit breeds…crime and thugs. Think the D is coming back? Not until the blacks get a clue…or get out.

  3. SS says:

    I think everyone do some stuff that they shold not do and IT is not just black people look at the white man who killed that black boy because of how he looked now thats DUMB

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