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Posted on Tue, Dec 27, 2011 : 6:16 p.m.

Man formerly among Washtenaw County's 'Most Wanted' faces to up to 22 years in prison

By Kyle Feldscher

One of the men formerly on Washtenaw County’s ‘Most Wanted’ list will face between 12 1/2 and 22 years in prison for pleading guilty to two home invasions on Thursday.


Troy Lewis

Courtesy of the Michigan Department of Corrections

Troy Lewis, 21, admitted to breaking into apartments in the 1300 block of Chestnut Drive and the 60 block of Riley Court in Ypsilanti Township and robbing people there, along with resisting police officers in June. According to the plea agreement reached with Washtenaw County prosecutors, Lewis faces between 12 1/2 years and 20 years in prison on each of the cases to be served concurrently, along with a mandatory two-year sentence for a felony firearms charge.

In the first case, stemming from a March 9 incident on Riley Court, Lewis admitted to entering an apartment without permission to rob the residents. Lewis said in court on Thursday that he had a gun on him while he was breaking into the apartment and hit one of the occupants with the pistol.

In that case, Lewis pleaded guilty to first-degree home invasion, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, being a felon in possession of a firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon and a felony firearms charge. Two charges of armed robbery, a first-degree home invasion charge and a charge of discharging a firearm in a building were all dismissed.

In the second case, Lewis admitted to breaking into an apartment on Jan. 14 in the 1300 block of Chestnut Drive after conspiring with a woman for her to help him break into the apartment. Lewis said he and another man broke into the apartment with the intent to steal money or property, and the woman and another man were present at the time.

At some point during the incident, Lewis assaulted the man who was at the apartment and encouraged his partner to point the gun at him as a threat to rob him of his money. Lewis did not actually have possession of the gun during that incident, he said.

In that case, Lewis pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to rob while armed and a felony firearms charge. A second first-degree home invasion charge and an assault with a dangerous weapons charge were dismissed.

Lewis also pleaded guilty to one charge of resisting and obstructing a police officer for a June incident.

Lewis will return to court to be officially sentenced at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 by Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz. He is already serving prison time for a probation violation conviction.

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



Thu, Dec 29, 2011 : 10:06 a.m.

I grew up with Troy, he had a really rough upbringing and recently lost his mother to cancer. He was a good student but I you see he made the wrong decisions. I hope his time in prison he can get right with God and become at peace with himself. He was a good young man at heart.


Wed, Dec 28, 2011 : 6:47 p.m.

Glad to hear he is already serving time, and will serve a lot more years after Jan 19th. What a mess to be in at 21 years of age. (must say he made his own bed and now will sleep in it)


Wed, Dec 28, 2011 : 3:54 p.m.

The punishment couldn't have happened to a better person.

Mr. Ed

Wed, Dec 28, 2011 : 3:12 a.m.

See ya


Wed, Dec 28, 2011 : 2:10 a.m.

Glad this person is off the street and won't be able to terrorize neighborhoods for a long time. I'm also glad that although he had weapons for many of these break-ins he didn't kill anyone. 21 and all these felonies...what a waste.