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