Man accused of breaking into Pittsfield Township homes to get competency hearing
A competency hearing has been scheduled for a man accused of breaking into homes while their owners slept, according to court records.
Patrick Wiggy Taylor, 20, will return to court at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28 to see if he is competent to stand trial. Taylor was in court Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing.
Taylor’s appearance in court on Tuesday was for one count of first-degree home invasion for a Pittsfield Township case. Taylor skipped out on a preliminary exam in the case that was scheduled for August, and police believe he committed several more home invasions after his release from jail.
According to police, Taylor was a suspect in multiple home invasions in the area of Ellsworth and Golfside roads in August. A “Wanted” flier was distributed with his name and photo early in September.
No charges have been filed against Taylor in those break-ins to this point.
Taylor is currently free on bond, according to court records.
It’s likely that Taylor will be declared competent to stand trial due to the fact that he’s already facing trial on two counts of home invasion and one count of possession of marijuana stemming from an Ypsilanti Township case.
In that case, Taylor is facing a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Melinda Morris.