TROY (WWJ) – The oldest son of a missing Troy man is now considered a suspect in his disappearance. Patrick Mikes, 55, disappeared Friday night from his home after going on a bicycle ride.
Patrick Mikes Jr., 21, was in court on Wednesday for a second case and is now being held in the Oakland County Jail as police continue their investigation.
WWJ Newsradio 950′s Ron Dewey reports that, although he is charged with using his teenage brother’s credit card, the younger Mikes is considered a flight risk, according to Troy Police Detective Brian Martin.
“There are also concerns about the safety of other family members — specifically the defendant’s younger brother, Andrew Mikes, the victim in this case,” Martin said.
Defense Attorney Christopher Andreoof said his client has no previous criminal record while the current charges have no bearing in the disappearance of the elder Mikes.
“Without any demonstrable evidence or credible evidence presented to this court, in my opinion, that should not be a factor in this case,”
The next court appearance for Mikes Jr. is set for next Monday.
The elder Mikes was reported missing by his sons on Sunday. They told police they hadn’t seen him since he left the house on his bike on Friday.
Police later said there were signs of a struggle at the home.
Mikes (pictured at right) is a white man, about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, with short gray hair. He was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and black spandex shorts. He was riding a black and red Cannondale Super 6 road bicycle.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Troy police at 248-524-3477.