A Michigan man with no criminal history may be sentenced to life in prison — if he is convicted. Following 90 minutes of alleged crimes on a recent Friday, he was arraigned on no less than 40 counts of felony charges. According to police reports, the man was arrested after a police pursuit that ended when officers carried out a precision immobilization technique to force the accused offender to stop the vehicle he was driving.
Allegedly, the chain of events started when the man attempted to take the purse of a woman across the road from his residence. He failed and ran back to his home from which he is said to have escaped through a window. He then allegedly made nine attempts to hijack vehicles, every time threatening the occupants with a handgun.
After the man was taken into custody, officers recovered the handgun, which they identified as a loaded 9mm semi-automatic weapon. Reportedly, the accused man was the registered owner of the firearm. The 40 felony counts include carjacking, robbery, unlawful driving of an automobile, home invasion, kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, assault, fleeing from police and several firearm-related charges.
When this man returns to a Michigan court early in the new year to face the 40 felony charges, he will likely appear alongside an experienced criminal defense attorney. Legal counsel can base a strong defense on the available evidence and facts. There is a lot on the line for the defendant, and while protecting all his legal rights, a savvy attorney can fight for an optimal result.