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Posted on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 : 5:14 p.m.

3 men accused of punching resident, stealing items from home

By Kyle Feldscher

Ypsilanti police have arrested three men they say punched a man and held him down while they stole property from his home.

Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts said Anthony and Antonio Stubblefield, twin brothers, and David Beck II have been charged with first-degree home invasion and unarmed robbery. Beck was the last of the three to turn himself in and was arraigned on Wednesday.

The three men are accused of knocking on the door of a home at 1:15 p.m. Oct. 28 in the 500 block of North Hamilton Street and punching a 23-year-old man when he answered the door. One of the men held the resident down while the other two went through the home, Eberts said.

A Macbook laptop, some cash and a backpack were stolen from the home, Eberts said. The men attempted to steal an iPhone and more cash but dropped the items at the scene, allowing them to be recovered, Eberts said.

The Stubblefields are lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail. Eberts said Beck was released on a $30,000 personal recognizance bond and has a preliminary exam scheduled for Dec. 18.

The 23-year-old resident did not require medical treatment.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

Tru2Blu76

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 9:25 p.m.

The NRA Home Defense Course (a manual) is one authoritative source for those seeking to protect themselves from home invasion / robberies (guns are a last resort in that source). There are other recognized authoritative sources (google: Massad Ayoob, for example). Here's hoping everyone has a safe, informed and happy holiday season.

snapshot

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 12:45 a.m.

Just give them 2 years probation and have them take an anger management class.

Honest Abe

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 7:04 a.m.

I'd like to add....These punks should consider themselves lucky. Had they planned on coming to my home, to 'hold me down', they would have been receiving a visit from the medical examiner. IF you're a criminal and you're reading this please note that every time you break into a home, you're facing the possibility of receiving justified lethal force. Plain and simple.

Tru2Blu76

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 : 9:18 p.m.

@snapshot: While I fully agree that use of firearms for self defense should be taken seriously and with caution, I disagree with the statement that "seasoned professionals"... "respond with reflex and instinct." That's a misinterpretation of the actuality: which is that TRAINING is proven successful in over-riding reflex and instinct. Self defense should not be considered a matter of pro or con sloganeering. In the situation described, the trained individual takes precautions such as not opening one's door to several potential threats, being armed and ready while assessing the threat potential, etc. Too much focus on the use of guns is at fault - I'll agree - guns are the last resort when all other defensive strategies are either exhausted or unavailable. There are many ways of countering the threat described - but without training and education, people are left with the impression that guns are all there is. Honest Abe's statements are reasonable: warning potential trouble makers that SOME people are trained and prepared makes them more aware of the risk they are taking for the sake of getting someone's property. Criminals can be and are deterred when they're made to realize that their day could end with arrest or even death. I hope you're not offended - I'm just trying to show that the subject deserves more intelligent consideration.

snapshot

Fri, Nov 30, 2012 : 12:50 a.m.

Even trained and seasoned professionals never 'know' how they'll react under fire. They respond with reflex and instinct. Good luck to you and try not to shoot yourself or an innocent.

Honest Abe

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 6:45 a.m.

Not to sure about the release on PR, regardless of amount considering nature of the crime. One of things that is overlooked about a crime such as this, is the emotional trauma it causes. It can totally take away a persons sense of security forever. Awesome job by YPD, but whoever granted the PR should consider giving up their robe and gavel.

brian

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:55 a.m.

YPD, the best of the best of the best.

nickcarraweigh

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 12:42 a.m.

No chance these folks were all acquainted before the incident, is there?

brian

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 : 3:56 a.m.

Please, what is your point?

RJA

Wed, Nov 28, 2012 : 10:29 p.m.

GREAT JOB, to the Ypsilanti Police Dept.