A Clarkston man was arraigned in Tuscola County District Court Monday after authorities allege he broke into a home and assaulted the 95-year-old female resident.
Chaz Stephen Green, 27, of Clarkston, is charged with first-degree home invasion, malicious destruction of a building (between $200 and $1,000) and assault and battery.
At about 2:13 a.m. Thursday, Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a home on South Cemetery Road in Kingston Township for a possible home invasion. Upon arrival, the resident – a 95-year-old woman – told police that a man had broken into her home through a window and that the male suspect had threatened and assaulted her before fleeing the residence, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
With the assistance of troopers from the Michigan State Police Caro Post, Green was located in a wooded area behind the home and taken into custody.
The victim did not seek medical attention. Two windows were shattered in the home, indicating the suspect did not exit from the same window in which he entered. He received medical attention after being arrested.
An investigation discovered the suspect had traveled to a nearby residence to visit an acquaintance. He then left that house and walked a couple of hundred yards to the victim’s home. The victim did not know the suspect.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.
First-degree home invasion is a felony offense with a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison. The other two counts are both misdemeanors.
Green was released from jail on a $3,000 cash bond. He was ordered to wear a tether until his next court appearance.
The incident remains under investigation.