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Posted on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Man accused of breaking into homes while owners slept faces exam Tuesday

By Kyle Feldscher

A man accused of two home invasions in Ypsilanti Township will be in court Tuesday for a separate case where he’s accused of breaking into a Pittsfield Township home.

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Patrick Wiggy Taylor

Pittsfield Township police wanted Patrick Wiggy Taylor, 20, last year as a suspect in more than one home invasion in the area of Ellsworth and Golfside roads. He’s facing a preliminary examination at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

This will be the second scheduled preliminary examination in this case — Taylor did not show up for an exam that was scheduled in August.

He was arrested and charged in December for the Pittsfield Township incident, which occurred on Aug. 17, according to court records. He’s currently out of jail on bond while his court case continues, according to records.

Pittsfield Township police distributed a “Wanted” poster for Taylor in the summer after he failed to appear for a preliminary examination for the Aug. 17 home invasion.

According to police, he was a suspect multiple home invasions in the township that followed his release from jail. To this point, no charges have been filed in those cases.

Police said the break-ins all occurred between 1 and 5 a.m. while the homeowners were asleep. Officials called the break-ins “bold” and “very scary” after Taylor’s September arrest.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested him on Sept. 27 in the 2000 block of George Avenue in Ypsilanti Township after a home invasion there, according to police.

Taylor is facing two counts of first-degree home invasion and a charge of possession of marijuana in the Ypsilanti Township case. A pretrial hearing is scheduled in that case for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Melinda Morris.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 3:05 p.m.

8:30 has come and gone and I'm sure he was a no-show. Why would he show up for the second exam when he never made it to the first? I assume there's a warrant out for his arrest, right? What are the odds that he's no longer within the county or even the state?


Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 2:49 p.m.

This guy can't pass an exam, that's why he breaks into houses!


Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 1:59 p.m.

Then let's end the drug war so there's a bed for him in jail.

Ron Granger

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 1:41 p.m.

"According to police, he was a suspect multiple home invasions in the township that followed his release from jail. To this point, no charges have been filed in those cases." And he is free on bail. Wiggly indeed.


Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 1:06 p.m.

Police call this crimes "bold" and "very scary", yet he walks around free on bond. Looks like our Washtenaw judicial system dropped the ball again.

Jimmy McNulty

Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 1:02 p.m.

Three home invasion arrests and this fine upstanding person is out on bond. What are the chances he will show up for this court date? Given Judge Morris's track record on sentencing, what are the odds he wouldn't get probation anyway?