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Posted on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Man formerly one of Washtenaw County's 'Most Wanted' sentenced to up to 22 years in prison

By Kyle Feldscher

A former member of Washtenaw County’s "Most Wanted" was sentenced to between 14 1/2 and 22 years in prison for two home invasions, according court officials.

Troy Lewis, 21, admitted in late December to breaking into apartments in the 1300 block of Chestnut Drive and the 100 block of Riley Court in Ypsilanti Township and robbing people.


Troy Lewis

Courtesy of the Michigan Department of Corrections

On Thursday, Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz sentenced Lewis to between 12 1/2 years and 20 years in prison for the each of the cases, to be served concurrently, and a two-year sentence for a felony firearms charge to be served consecutively, according to court officials. The sentence was in accordance with a sentence agreement made between Lewis, Washtenaw County prosecutors and Swartz.

On March 9, Lewis broke into an apartment on Riley Court with the intent to rob the residents. He said in court that he had a gun on him while he was breaking into the apartment and hit one of the people inside with it.

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. In exchange for his plea, two charges of armed robbery, a first -degree home invasion charge and a charge of discharging a firearm in a building were dismissed.

Lewis said in court that on Jan. 14, 2011, he also broke into an apartment in the 1300 block of Chestnut Drive. He said a woman helped him break into the apartment, and she was present with another man when Lewis and a companion broke into the residence.

During the break-in, Lewis assaulted the man who was at the apartment with the woman and told his partner to point a gun at him as a threat, saying he wanted to rob him of his money, he said. However, he was not in possession of the gun, Lewis said.

Lewis pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to rob while armed and a felony firearms charge in that case. In exchange for his plea, a first-degree home invasion charge and an assault with a dangerous weapon charge were dropped.

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

He's been convicted of first-degree home invasion and second-degree home invasion and was sentenced on Sept. 1 to serve between five years and 15 years in prison. His new sentence will run concurrent to the prison time he already is serving, according to court officials.

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



Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 10:34 p.m.

One of Michigan's Most Wanted Found and GONE! Great News!!


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 10:45 p.m.

Good candidate for rehab, I'm sure


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 5:36 p.m.

Likes guns? Likes braking into people's houses with bad Intel? Likes to assault innocent citizens? This kid should have gone to Iraq or Afghanistan with the rest of us!


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 3:06 p.m.

The sentencing is unfair!! How is he going to be a role model for his siblings or his "peers" if he is in prison?

Ron Granger

Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 2:25 p.m.

Can we please get a picture after they shave his head for prison?


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 6:06 p.m.

Ron, it's not that I'm a fan, and it's not that I'm not a fan. I just happen sometimes to remember comments from some commenters that strike me as particularly bizarre or inappropriate. Your allusion to Samson isn't helping your case, by the way.

Ron Granger

Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 5:49 p.m.

DBH, I didn't know you were such a fan. Perhaps I feel that he is like Samson, and his hair is at the root of his troubles.


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 5:16 p.m.

You can keep checking his MDOC site for an updated picture. <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 4:11 p.m.

Perhaps Ron is expecting &quot;666&quot;?


Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 3:28 p.m.

Unless I am mistaken, this is the second time you have asked for a picture of him after a haircut. Why is this important to you?

Atticus F.

Fri, Jan 20, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

Glad to hear he's off the streets.