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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 8:36 a.m.

Man arrested for home invasions after posting bond now suspected in 17 incidents

By Kyle Feldscher


Police said these are some of the items stolen during a string of break-ins in Ann Arbor, Pittsfield Township and Washtenaw County.

Courtesy of Ann Arbor police

The 19-year-old Ann Arbor man facing eight felonies for break-ins in Ann Arbor is a suspect in 17 total break-ins around Washtenaw County, according to police.


Javare Holmes

Courtesy of WCSO

Javare Holmes was charged last week with five counts of first-degree home invasion and a count each of second-degree home invasion, larceny in a building and receiving and concealing stolen property worth more than $1,000 but less than $20,000.

Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Robert Pfannes said Tuesday that those might not be the last charges for Holmes.

Pfannes said property seized during a search warrant served at 5 a.m. March 9 at a home in the 1400 block of Kirtland Drive comes from nine home invasions in Ann Arbor, three home invasions in Pittsfield Township, two home invasions in the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, two larcenies from automobiles in the sheriff’s office jurisdiction and a larceny from a building in Ann Arbor.

“There is still a significant amount of property that has not been identified but has been recovered and is believed to be stolen,” Pfannes said. “Detectives are still contacting victims.”

Among the items recovered from the Kirtland home were guitars, violins, computers, televisions, GPS units, cellphones, watches, laptops and digital cameras, Pfannes said.

Ann Arbor police investigators worked with Pittsfield Township police during the investigation after it was determined a string of home invasions in both areas were related. Pittsfield Township Deputy Police Chief Gordy Schick confirmed last week Holmes is a suspect in three home invasions in the area.

The incidents came after Holmes was charged with first-degree home invasion and assaulting, resisting and obstructing a police officer on May 17. He was given a $2,000 bond in that case and left the Washtenaw County Jail six days after his arraignment.

He showed up to a preliminary exam on May 24, but missed a pretrial hearing on July 2. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest, but he didn’t return to court until Monday.

As of Monday, no additional charges had been filed against Holmes. Schick said last week Pittsfield Township police submitted their cases against Holmes to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office.

Holmes is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $50,000 bond that allows his release if he pays 10 percent. He’ll be back in court for a preliminary exam at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

Pfannes said Holmes might not be the last person charged in the cases.

“Other suspects have been developed and are still under investigation,” he said.

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



Sun, Mar 31, 2013 : 12:24 a.m.

I find it disgusting that people can say such horrible things about Javare. I went to high school with this kid, and while he was not the most reliable kid, he definitely was easy to be friends with. I've known him since middle school. Now he disappeared for awhile and I got into contact with him a year or 2 ago and he seemed to be on the right track, but y'know, people that had his type of upbringing (That of which I won't expose) don't always go down the correct road because of pressure from friends or the lack of a good environment to live in. So don't go calling him human trash or saying inhuman things about him, because that isn't the Javare I knew. Everyone deserves a second chance, and if I'm ever able to see this kid, I'd be more than willing to do whatever it is in my power to get him going on the right path again. So all of you people who have nothing pertaining to the case to say, get out of here, because we aren't speaking about the worth of him as a human, this is a case, and a person, so talk about the case and the person, but not how much they're worth or how inhuman he is for doing the stupid things he did. The ones who are inhuman are rapists, killers, and those in the drug trade.


Tue, Mar 26, 2013 : 11:21 p.m.

Seeing as none of you know this man I think its highly insensitive and outrageous to call him human trash... He is a misguided easily influenced person who went down the wrong path. I'm not condoning his actions by any means but no one knows every detail about this case and some of the comments on this are sick to post without personally knowing the details. You dont know what he went through as a youth and all the trials and tribulations hed faced up to this point. Once again not condoning his actions... I think its also funny that this article shares nothing about the others involved. How could someone without a car and javares size commit these?? Maybe there was others involved who aren't receiving this sentence even though they commited the same crimes... hmm BRAVO justice system another beautiful example of the law. In conclusion I believe any sentence he recieves that is fair is justified but there are more involved who should be recieving the same criticism and punishment. P.S. I know this for a fact

Patrick Maurer

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 : 12:13 a.m.

And I ask again, why is the person that allowed such a low bond not fired?

Angry Moderate

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 10:05 p.m.

They should drop the charges until they find a white person who did 17 home invasions too.

mike gatti

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 : 1:19 a.m.

funny? no. Ironic? no. thoughful? no. sorry but I can't figure out what you were going for here.

martini man

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 5:31 p.m.

Maybe he needs to steal more items, so he can sell them in order to post all these 'bonds". Suspected in 17 other home invasions ??? And still gets a ridiculously low bond ? I guess the street value of these stolen isn't all that high , so the liberal judge set his bond low, so as not to trample on his rights . A guy caught smoking a cigar in an AA local business would probably get a rougher treatment.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 4:20 p.m.

So he lives in the neighborhood that he was robbing from? Don't defecate where you eat, son!


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 4:12 p.m.

Kyle, Is there any way that could work on a comprehensive look at bond and the lack of responsible magistrates in Washtenaw County. It has been discussed many times in that many of the criminals arrested for serious crimes (Home Invasion, Robbery, CSC, etc...) are out on bond, on probation or on parole. Our judges live in a fantasy world, they live in nice neighborhoods far removed from the criminals they release back into the population. And while sometimes these criminals break into houses in the nice end of town they are too often sent back to their "hood" to continue to victimize their neighbors. Perhaps an in depth look into why bonds are set so low in this county, a look at what judges and magistrates have a history of releasing violent offenders would help inform the public so that in the future they could not vote these imbesiles into the court. As to the ones appointed, well we can make the politicians think twice about these pukes. The only thing worse than a criminal is someone who enables them under the cloak of liberalism.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 4:01 p.m.

lool hahahahaha he took an xbox original, that person probably didn't even notice..

Homeland Conspiracy

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 7:57 p.m.

Or was glad it was gone


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 3:25 p.m.

Is his argument for bond that he needs to be able get back to "work" so he can gather up the 10% for his next bond?

Howard Beale

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 3:55 p.m.

I will bet you, Basic Bob, that in these "more repressive countries" they don't have as many repeat offenders or other derelict criminals like those featured in the other three or so of today's articles walking the streets. Bail may be a right in this country, but it certainly doesn't need to be granted.

Basic Bob

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 3:34 p.m.

Bail is a right. If you don't like it, there are certainly more repressive countries.

Ron Burgandy

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 3:12 p.m.

Why is he being held on bond? He should be held without bond. Who knows what the answer is with these criminals....he'll likely go do some prison time, get out early due to overcrowding and repeat his criminal ways. I doubt you can rehabilitate someone like this. It starts with a breakdown of the family unit, lack of positive role models, and a lack of emphasis on getting a good education. I fear our society is in deep trouble, and it's only going to get worse.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 9:39 p.m.

1. Because we don't have endless money on jails and one is innocent until proven guilty. Check your constitution. 2. People have been calling for the end of neigh for the same reasons that you point out for nearly 200 years. It helps the canned and other survivalist food industries.

Usual Suspect

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 2:43 p.m.

Seems he has a thing for Macs and HP's. I wonder what he has against Dells.


Wed, Mar 20, 2013 : 12:38 p.m.

The 2 laptops on the far end are dells..

Basic Bob

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 3:33 p.m.

He's in Ann Arbor, so he probably didn't find any Dells, Lenovos, or Toshibas.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 2:12 p.m.

First-degree home invasion is a 20 year felony. Why was this person given a bond in the first place? Why are we making the same mistake with this guy again?


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 4:32 p.m. is given to ensure a defendant will show up for court. Bond is given on almost all charges in Michigan with the exception of murder. A judge may deny bond on a murder charge or some other high assaultive felony if they wish. This guy won't get 20 years either. If he broke into my house, he wouldn't be in jail. Enough said.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 3:39 p.m.

Basic Bob, Ok, so the judge grants a bond and creates a lot of new work for the local police departments. - at least 17 different incidents across multiple jurisdictions. It's cheaper to keep this guy locked up than it is to spend money on police investigations. Seriously, if you're out on bond and you screw up again, no bond for you! (At least eliminate the 10%. Make him come up with the full $50K this time.)

Basic Bob

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 2:40 p.m.

Judges are expected to follow the law. That's why we respect them more than petty criminals.


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:41 p.m.



Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 1:01 p.m.

Was he trying to sell things on Craigslist a Pawn shop or just hoarding?


Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 12:58 p.m.

I see an Xbox on that table. Not an xbox 360...but an Xbox... You stole a game console that's worth about $20.....and is large and cumbersome.... Oh wait....I was doing that thing where I think criminals who get caught have modicum of common bad.