RICHMOND TWP. (WWJ) – A series of bad decisions have landed two Detroiters in the Macomb County Jail.
Michigan State Police say the whole thing unfolded just after 1 p.m. Tuesday in Richmond Township. Troopers were dispatched to the 71000 block of Welding near 33 Mile Road in reference to a home invasion in progress. While in route, police were notified that the suspects had crashed their vehicle as they tried to flee the scene.
When troopers arrived in the area of the home invasion, they located a black Jeep in the westbound ditch of 34 Mile Road near Welding Road. Troopers began to search the area when two men matching the suspects’ descriptions were seen running in an open field.
The suspects — 24-year-old Marquese Jay Jackson and 21-year-old Andrey Lamont Johnson — were taken into custody without incident.
Investigators were able to collect evidence at the home, including footprint impressions that appear to match the suspects. The impressions will be sent to the state police forensics lab in Sterling Heights for comparison. The black Jeep was reported stolen out of Detroit from one of the suspect’s mothers.
Jackson and Johnson were arraigned Tuesday on one count of home invasion. Johnson was also charged with receiving and concealing a stolen vehicle. Bond was set at $20,000 for Johnson and at $50,000 for Jackson. Their next court day is within 14 days at the 42-1 District Court in Romeo.
Troopers were assisted by a retired Clinton Township police officer, who saw the trooper was alone while attempting to arrest the two suspects.