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Posted on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 2:32 p.m.

Men arraigned last week on home invasions now faced with at least 20 felonies each

By Kyle Feldscher

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Jeffrey Arthur Schuh, Jeffrey Aron Schuh, Quang Nguyen and Steven Colwell.

Two of the men who were arraigned last week on numerous home invasion charges were charged in another case Thursday and will return to court next week.

Quang Nguyen, 19, and Jeffrey Aron Schuh, 20, now face at least 20 felony charges a piece after being arraigned on two charges each of second-degree home invasion stemming from a July 30 incident. Nguyen faces 24 felony charges spread across 10 cases and Jeffrey Arthur Schuh faces 20 felony charges across nine cases, records show.

Jeffrey Aron Schuh, his father Jeffrey Arthur Schuh, Nguyen and Steven Colwell are all suspected of working together to break into a large number of houses in Ann Arbor, Dexter and other parts of Washtenaw County.

Jeffrey Aron Schuh and Nguyen are accused of breaking into homes on July 10, 12, 17, 26, 28, 30 and Aug. 3 and two on Aug. 9, according to court records. Nguyen is charged with breaking into another home on July 26 with Jeffrey Arthur Schuh.

Jeffrey Aron Schuh faces 16 charges of second-degree home invasion and two charges each of first-degree home invasion, safe breaking and stealing a financial transaction device, records show. Nguyen faces 18 charges of second-degree home invasion, two charges each of first-degree home invasion, safe breaking and stealing a financial transaction device.

If convicted, the two men face a maximum of life in prison on the safe breaking charge.

Nguyen and the Schuhs will be back in court for preliminary exams at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 8, according to court records. All three are being held in the Washtenaw County Jail.

Colwell also is being held in the jail on bond and has a pretrial hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, records show.

The ring fell apart after Colwell was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Webster Township home on Aug. 9. According to police, he confessed to many home invasions in the area, mostly in Dexter and Ann Arbor.

Jewelry and credit cards were among the reported stolen items.

Colwell faces eight charges of second-degree home invasion, two charges of stealing a financial transaction device and one charge of first-degree home invasion.

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


Pen Island

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 : 4:22 a.m.

"STRAIGHT OUTTA DEXTER!" ala "Straight Outta Compton" the song made famous by N.W.A... The Schuch's delivered pizza countless times to me... quite the lifestyle change, if I say so myself.

Milton Shift

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 5:07 p.m.

Life in prison for safe cracking and yet, an average of 7 years for murder. Bank robbery is a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, even when the "robber" is non-violent and unarmed and merely passes a note to the teller requesting money. Glad to know our society has its priorities straight.

Nicole B.

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 7:30 p.m.

First-degree murder is automatic life without parole. For second-degree murder, sentence is any length of time up to life (but life with possibility of parole). I'm not sure where the 7-year figure comes from. Even if you figure in manslaughter, 7 years seems very low. Also, bank robbery has no minimum in Michigan law. I'm not sure about Federal law, though. I do think you are making too light of bank robbery. It's essentially a threat of injury or death just like armed robbery. Moreover, since banks by definition carry large amounts of cash, severe sentences are necessary to act as a deterrent. Sources:


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 11:04 p.m.

Is that another Schuh drop?


Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 1:17 p.m.



Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 10:36 p.m.

I wonder how many of the charges will be dropped in the plea bargains. The over/under is 10 dropped per defendant.


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 10:25 p.m.

"Hang thieves when they're young, and they'll no steal when they're auld." — Robert MacQueen, Lord Braxfield, Lord Justice of Scotland, 1776-1799


Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 2:16 a.m.

Or was the lad hung at 23? Perhaps he is speaking from his own experience?


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 7:32 p.m.

Whatever happens lets hope they end up in prison and not in morris's court....


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 8:27 p.m.

I agree with you there. Morris would probably have them doing two weeks of community service.

Honest Abe

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 6:59 p.m.

This Jeff Schuh (he is in the pics above) guy was advertising on Craigslist as a "Master Carpenter". He gave my in laws a bid while I was there. When he left, I demanded they toss his information and hire a REAL contractor.

Nicole B.

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 7:09 p.m.

"ALL with clean criminal records, The pros of this are, you can do a back ground check at home and know exactly who you're letting into your home," The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Milton Shift

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 5:11 p.m.

"Unlike many Carpenters that work with big companies i work with my son, and a couple of friends ALL with clean criminal records, The pros of this are, you can do a back ground check at home and know exactly who you're letting into your home," Best part.


Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 12:12 p.m.

By the appearance of his Craigslist ad, it is apparent Jeff has not mastered typing and proper capitalization.

Nicole B.

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 10:45 p.m.

Well, he's obviously not a master crook.

Honest Abe

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 10:14 p.m.

Yes, the elder schuh.


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 8:49 p.m.

It's kind of interesting what he does and doesn't capitalize.


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 7:51 p.m.

That "clean criminal record" thing may not stick long :)

John of Saline

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 7:48 p.m.

You mean the elder Mr. Schuh?


Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 6:58 p.m.

Innocent until proven guilty and all but I'm thankful these four dudes are in jail at this very moment. Hopefully they will be there for a long time.


Mon, Nov 5, 2012 : 10:25 a.m.

Nobody said they rob or rub houses for fun tarah, they are doing it to feed their prescription pill/heroin habit.

Matt Cooper

Sun, Nov 4, 2012 : 2:45 a.m.

Yah, because, you know, county prosecutors just go around lodging 20 felony counts against people for no reason whatsoever, don't they? When and if they're found guilty, will you be adult enough to offer an apology to the "dumb reporter'?


Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 10:18 p.m.

actually I know them and i know that they wouldn't do this. because they are not as stupid and pathetic you think they are. they don't just go and rub peoples houses for fun. they are not psychopaths. for your information they have lives and a career that they love and they wouldn't want to ruin it

Matt Cooper

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 5:05 p.m.

Loves to destroy everyone's career? What career? Breaking into homes and scaring the snot out of sleeping homeowners while stealing their stuff? Better hope people like these never break into your home in the middle of the night.


Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 2:46 a.m.

you haven't even met the people, how can you judge based on a dumb reporter's article who loves to destroy every one's career? I sure hope they get out!

John of Saline

Fri, Nov 2, 2012 : 6:50 p.m.

Interesting that safe breaking carries a life term.

Matt Cooper

Sat, Nov 3, 2012 : 5:03 p.m.

Maximum of life, not mandatory. I would guess he'd get considerably less time on this charge were it the only charge. Considering it will affect the other charges and sentences, I would think and hope that upon a finding of guilty, he'd be gone for a very, very long time.