Home Invasion Arrest Made In Dowagiac
The Dowagiac Police Department reports that officers arrested a subject for Home Invasion First Degree, Domestic Violence and other charges early this morning. At approximately 5:15 A.M. on August 9th, Dowagiac Police were dispatched to the 200 Block of Dewey St. in Dowagiac for a male subject breaking into a residence. Officers arrived and located the suspect standing on the front porch of the residence and detained him while they investigated further. Officers were advised that the male subject is an acquaintance of the female resident of the house. She advised that the suspect had been at the residence and was told to leave as he was intoxicated and becoming disruptive. The suspect assaulted the female resident by choking her before leaving the residence. A short time later he began yelling at the victim from outside and kicked in the front door of the residence and came back inside. During this time the victim’s dogs attacked the suspect in defense of her causing minor injuries to the suspect. The victim, a 27 year old Dowagiac resident, sustained minor injuries and did not seek medical attention. The suspect was treated for minor injuries at Borgess/Lee Memorial Hospital and released. While being transported to the jail the suspect attempted to get out of his handcuffs and had to be restrained by police. The suspect continued to resist being handcuffed and was eventually re-secured in the patrol vehicle. Officers arrested the male suspect, a 32 year old Dowagiac man for Home Invasion First Degree, Domestic Violence, and Resisting and Obstructing Police. The suspect was lodged at the Cass County Jail on the above listed charges. All charges are pending authorization from the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office. The name of the suspect is being withheld pending his arraignment in Cass County 4th District Court.
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