Three arrested for home invasion
The home invasions began on July 5, 2012 and continued until August 20, 2012. They occurred in Union Township and the City of Mt. Pleasant. Ryan Edward Hones, 23 years old from Mt. Pleasant, MI. Currently, he has been charged with one (1) count of Home Invasion 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of a Building. Additional charges may be pending.Patrick William Mulholland, 24 years old from Mt. Pleasant, MI. Currently, he has been charged with one (1) count of Home Invasion 2nd Degree and Malicious Destruction of a Building. Additional charges may be pending. Juliuis Eugene Williams, 21 years old from Jackson, MI. Currently, he has been charged with one (1) count of Home Invasion 1st Degree.
There is a very strong possibility there may be additional arrests and/or additional charges coming forward in the very near future.
In July of this year, the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police and Mt. Pleasant Police Department started to receive reports of apartments that had been broken into. Many of them reported they had televisions, Xbox and Playstation systems and games taken.
In the early morning hours on August 20, 2012 an Isabella County Sheriff’s Deputy, while doing property checks on Deerfield Rd. located subjects in process of committing a home invasion. The deputy observed a maroon Ford Taurus backed into a parking space with the driver side door open and a very large flat screen television sitting on the ground behind the car. The subjects that were committing the home invasion upon seeing the deputy, re-entered the apartment they had just broken into and shut the door. They then ran out the back of the apartment. A K-9 was requested to run a track, but was unsuccessful.
The deputy was able to locate the owner of the car (Ryan Hones) by running the car’s license plate. He was located at his residence a short while later. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Patrick Mulholland was with Ryan Hones when the apartment was broken into.
Both subjects were arrested and interviewed. It appears that at least 23 apartments may have been broken into by one or both of the individuals. Much of the property that was stolen has been recovered, some of it in Jackson, MI. Some of the recovered items include 6 flat screen televisions, 12 game systems (Xbox or Playstations) and 54 Xbox and Playstation games.
This case is a perfect example of how well law enforcement agencies work together in Isabella County. A task force consisting of detectives from the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Central Michigan University Police Department worked on the case, and because of an observant Sheriff’s deputy and a little luck, the individuals responsible for the home invasions were located and arrested. Much of the stolen property was recovered and returned to the rightful owners.