Home invasion suspects in custody

By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers

SOUTHGATE — Two men who may be responsible for a home invasion that left a 92-year-old woman tied up may be in custody after a two-county chase that involved the woman’s stolen vehicle.

Police had been looking for two men who had broken into the woman’s home in the 13000 block of Sycamore May 28. A description of one of the men had been posted along with the license plate of the the woman’s 2001 Ford Taurus that the pair stole.

Two Detroit brothers reportedly were arrested Tuesday in Livingston County after a high-speed chase that began in Ingham County and ended near Brighton.

Southgate Public Safety Director Thomas Coombs did not respond by press time. Previously, Coombs said that the two men kicked in the side door of the woman’s home, stole a television and some jewelry, and bound the woman’s hands before leaving in her vehicle.

Ingham County Sheriff deputies spotted the Taurus on I-96 near Williamston Tuesday and reported an improper license plate. The driver continued east on the expressway at speeds of up to 120 mph. In Livingston County the chase continued with sheriff’s deputies and Michigan State Police officers, who placed stop sticks on the road which halted the Taurus near Dorr Road.

As of Friday the two men — ages 21 and 18 — were in Livingston County custody awaiting charges for fleeing and eluding, and Southgate police expected to interview the men and request a warrant for home invasion and other felony charges.

(James Mitchell can be reached at jmitchell@bewickpublications.com.)

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