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Posted on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 : 10:01 a.m.

Man accused in home invasion returns to court next month for competency hearing

By Kyle Feldscher

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.


Isom Hamilton

Courtesy of WCSO

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.

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



Sun, Mar 24, 2013 : 8:39 p.m.

This is exactly the kind of thing that makes me happy Ypsilanti is way over there somewhere.


Sun, Mar 24, 2013 : 5:23 p.m.

Yikes is right! I have had to deal with this person on more than one occasion and he is one of the most aggressive panhandlers I've ever seen(the last time I ran into him I had to threaten to call the police if he didn't get out of my face. it worked.) .it's good that he's behind bars where he can't bother anyone!

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Sat, Mar 23, 2013 : 8:12 p.m.