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Arrest in breaking and entering

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:11 PM, MCSO deputies were called to the 6900 block of Lake Street in the Tallman Lake area of Branch Township for a reported breaking and entering. While checking the area, Deputies found 3 additional break-ins of cabins.  Foot tracks were follower for about ½ mile to another residence. There deputies located two suspects. After securing a search warrant, deputies recovered nearly 50 pieces of suspected stolen property including TV’s, power tools, propane tanks, yard tools and household appliances. Deputies arrested a 34 year-old Lee Hamilton Colby, from Fountain MI and 26 year-old Chad Fredrick Collins.

Lee ColbyChad Collins

The charges are as follows:

COUNT 1: HOME INVASION-1ST DEGREE did break and enter without permission a dwelling located at  E LAKE STREET, with the intent to commit a larceny therein, and while entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling was armed with RUGER .22 RIFLE, a dangerous weapon.
COUNT  2: WEAPONS-FELONY FIREARM did carry or have in his/her possession a firearm, to wit: A RIFLE, AT THE TIME HE/SHE committed or attempted to commit a felony, to wit: HOME INVASION-1ST DEGREE.
COUNT 3: HOME INVASION-2ND DEGREE did break and enter, or did enter without permission, a dwelling located at E LAKE STREET and while did break and entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling did commit a larceny.
COUNT 4: HOME INVASION-2ND DEGREE did break and enter, or did enter without permission, a dwelling located at  W LAKE STREET and, while entering, present in, or exiting the dwelling did commit a larceny.
COUNT 5: HOME INVASION-2ND DEGREE did break and enter, or did enter without permission, a dwelling located at E LAKE STREET and, while entering, present in, or exiting did commit a larceny.
COUNT 6: HOME INVASION-2ND DEGREE did break and enter, or enter without permission, a dwelling located at E OAK STREET and, while entering, present, or exiting the dwelling did commit a larceny.
COUNT 7: BREAKING & ENTERING-A BUILDING WITH INTENT did break and enter DETACHED GARAGE, LOCATED AT E OAK STREET, with intent to commit the crime of larceny therein.
COUNT 8: BURGLARY'S TOOLS-POSSESSION did knowingly have in his/hers possession HAND TOOLS AND PRY BARS, said item(s) being adapted and designed for cutting or burning through, forcing or breaking open a building, room, vault, safe or other depository in designed for cutting or burning through, forcing or breaking open a building, room, vault safe or other depository in order to steal therefrom any money or other property, knowing said item(s) was (were) adapted and designed for said purpose.
Colby remains lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $50,000.00 cash or surety bond. Collins also remains lodged in the Mason County Jail on a $35,000.00 cash or surety bond.

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