Man accused in home invasion returns to court next month for competency hearing
The 24-year-old man accused of threatening to rob a homeowner after breaking into his house will return to court next month for a competency hearing, records show.
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Isom Hamilton, of Ypsilanti, was charged in November with armed robbery, first-degree home invasion, second-degree home invasion and third-degree home invasion. He’s being held in the Washtenaw County Jail while his court case continues.
Hamilton was arraigned on charges on Nov. 22 but his case is still at the preliminary exam stage because it needs to be determined if he is competent to stand trial. According to court records, a competency report was scheduled to be done before a preliminary exam Tuesday but the hearing was adjourned until 8:30 a.m. April 2.
According to police, Hamilton broke into a home at 4:40 p.m. Nov. 20 in the 1300 block of West Cross Street. Hamilton was seen coming out of the window of the home and was confronted by the homeowner, police said.
Hamilton allegedly stuck his hand in his pocket, as if to show he had a gun, before fleeing as the man called 911.
He was found a short time later hiding in a bush at a nearby home. A laptop, game systems, video camera, digital camera, jewelry, small bags of loose change, numerous video games and other electronic items were recovered. The items were believed to be stolen.
Hamilton is lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail on a $10,000 cash or surety bond.