Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Man charged in burglary case; second sought

A Trenton man who police allege broke into two Brighton Township homes Friday was arraigned Monday while authorities continue to search for another man in connection with the case.
Police arrested Robert Brooks after officers found him unconscious under the deck of one of the homes he's accused of burglarizing.
Brooks, 38 — who apparently passed out from pain after he reinjured a previously broken leg when he ran from officers responding to a home break-in reported shortly before 11 a.m. Friday on Hyne Road — is charged with two counts of third-degree home invasion and one count of resisting arrest.
Brooks, who is jailed on a $25,000 bond, returns to Livingston County District Court on Sept. 30 for an exam conference.
Police said Brooks and his accomplice's fleeing prompted a manhunt involving a helicopter and multiple K-9 units.
Both men are also suspected of breaking into a home earlier in the day on Paddock Estates Lane in Brighton Township.
Meanwhile, police continue to look for an accomplice whom they were able to identify through the Ford Explorer that the men allegedly used in their crime. Police did not release the man's name.