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Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:29 p.m.

Police: Man found hiding in bushes after home invasion faces charges

By John Counts


Isom Hamilton

Courtesy of WCSO

The Ypsilanti man police arrested after they found him hiding in a bush was arraigned last week on robbery and home invasion charges, court records show.

Isom Hamilton, 23, was charged Nov. 22 with armed robbery, first-degree home invasion, second-degree home invasion and third-degree home invasion, police said.

Ypsilanti police Sgt. Thomas Eberts confirmed he is the suspect in home invasions that took place Nov. 20 in the area near the 200 block of Oakwood Street, where Hamilton was taken into custody that afternoon. The third-degree home invasion charge stems from an attempt to break into a residence on Oakwood to hide while being chased by police, Eberts said.

At 4:40 p.m., a 51-year-old resident heard a commotion inside his home in the 1300 block of West Cross Street. The man then saw someone coming out of one of the windows.

The victim confronted the suspect, who police said threatened to harm the resident. Ypsilanti police said Hamilton stuck his hand in his pocket and insinuated he had a gun, which is the cause of the armed robbery charge.

The victim called 911 while the suspect fled.

Ypsilanti police searched the area yard by yard and found Hamilton hiding under a large bush at another home. Police said they found all the personal property reported stolen from the 51-year-old man's home, including a laptop computer, several game systems, a video camera, a digital camera, jewelry, small bags of loose change, numerous video games and other electronic items.

The suspect also had other property believed to have been taken in other home invasions, police said.

He is being held in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.

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


tom swift jr.

Sat, Mar 23, 2013 : 3:30 p.m.

The racism, it is big in this discussion, eh?


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 4:25 p.m.

Sooooooo glad this person is off the streets, I've had a few run-ins with him and he is(or was)one of the most aggressive panhandlers I've ever encountered! the last time he tried to hit me up for money he used the same tired excuse("need to fix my van")as the previous time, and it took some strong language, the kind I can't type here, said in a volume that was a good deal louder than was strictly necessary.......


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 1:05 p.m.

Thank you for including his picture. We often have articles on the home invasions but this seems to be one that their neighborhood can tie to a face and we'll be keeping out for him in the future.


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 12:48 p.m.

I hope that the judge who hears his case hands down a very stiff sentence, if he is convicted. A person who acts as this man is accused of acting needs to be off the streets for a lo-o--o-n-g time.

kenny estes

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 7:51 a.m.

Darn you lil wayne. If you keep getting arrested how will we lsiten to your terrible music

Superior Twp voter

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 6:37 a.m.

Such pretty hair! But does it ever get shampooed?


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 5:26 a.m.

is that predator?


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 4:57 a.m.

Great carch Ypsilanti Police! Finally to court...bout time.

Roger Dodger

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 1:27 a.m.

I've seen this guy around the neighborhood. Thanks for the photo.


Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : midnight

Wow... what a picture....


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 10:24 p.m.

Bye Bye!

Kitty O'Brien

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 9:29 p.m.

Are suspects not required to look into the lens of a camera?

Bertha Venation

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 9:40 p.m.

Poor thing.... probably having a bad hair day.


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 8:51 p.m.

On foot, on the run, and identifiable booty still on his person. You make your own luck, I guess.