Alleged serial burglar charged with more counts

Photo by Sherri Kolade

Alleged serial burglar Marcel Terry (second from left) stands with his court-appointed attorney Warrren McAlpine (right) March 7 at his hearing at 20th District Court where more charges were read to him on counts of home invasion and possession of drug charges among original charges including larceny.

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HEIGHTS — An alleged serial burglar in the Dearborn-Dearborn Heights area was charged March 7 with more counts ranging from home invasion to possession of drugs.

Marcel Terry, 22, of Dearborn Heights stood before 20th District Court Judge David Turfe during his preliminary examination of the evidence against him where he was arraigned on felony counts of larceny and breaking and entering.

Since January dozens of houses in both cities have been broken into, with similar patterns that police have determined match Terry’s mode of operation.

During Terry’s exam, he stood in the jury box, wearing an orange jumpsuit, while his court-appointed attorney, Warrren McAlpine stood nearby, both listening to Turfe read more charges.

Terry is being held in the Wayne County jail pending the examination on a concurrent $175,000 bond.

McAlpine requested Turfe read all of the charges at one pre-trial, which Turfe agreed to.

Terry’s next preliminary examination will be at 9 a.m. March 21 in 20th District Court.

On March 9 in 19th District Court, Judge Richard Wygonik read Terry more charges on two counts of first- and second-degree home invasion. His exam will be 9 a.m. March 23 in 19th District Court.

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