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Posted on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 : 3:48 p.m.

Man charged in Ypsilanti home invasion is held on $5,000 bond

By Lee Higgins

A man accused of stealing a laptop computer and some money from an Ypsilanti home early Thursday, then pulling a knife when the victims confronted him, remains jailed on a $5,000 bond, with the right to post 10 percent.

Ypsilanti police Det. Sgt. Troy Fulton said investigators continue to work to identify another man believed to be involved.

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Felton Ray Luckett, 51, of Ypsilanti, was arraigned Friday afternoon at the Washtenaw County Jail on charges of armed robbery, first-degree home invasion and assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to police, Luckett and another man walked into a home in the 700 block of Emmet Street about 12:36 a.m. while two 20-year-old men were inside. Police said after the residents questioned why Luckett and the other man were in the home, they left.

The residents noticed they were missing money and a laptop computer, according to a police news release. Police said the residents confronted Luckett and the other man four blocks away. That's when Luckett pulled a knife on the men and threatened them, police said.

At today's arraignment, Luckett told Magistrate Thomas Truesdell that he's single, has four children and works as a cook. He also does work for his landlord, he said. "I didn't commit this," he said.

When Truesdell asked about Luckett's criminal record, Luckett said he has a prior conviction for possessing cocaine.

Luckett is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing Nov. 8.

Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at



Tue, Nov 1, 2011 : 11:55 a.m.

Anyone care to venture a guess at who I saw on Saturday at 530am walking downtown Ypsi, while I was on the way to work? Give you three guesses but I suspect you will only need one. Hint: his initials are "F.R.L."


Fri, Oct 28, 2011 : 10:48 p.m.

This man has a huge arrest record. $500 is not a sufficient bond.


Fri, Oct 28, 2011 : 9:20 p.m.

This guy is and always has been bad news.