Home invasion suspect who fled house gets lost in Northern Michigan woods, calls 911
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, MI – An intruder who a woman briefly thought was her husband was arrested after he called the police on himself in Northern Michigan.
According to troopers from the Michigan State Police Cadillac Post, the bizarre ordeal began when they responded to a breaking and entering complaint at a residence on Westridge Drive in Williamsburg at 7:-5 p.m. on Oct. 6.
The homeowner reported she was watching television in the living room when she saw a man enter the room who she thought was her husband. She screamed when she realized it was not her husband, who quickly came downstairs and told the man to leave, police said.
The trooper searched the area and located the suspect, 43-year-old Kevin William Tighe from Williamsburg, in the backyard of his parents’ home nearby. When the trooper attempted to speak with Tighe, he fled into the woods.
A canine team was called in but was unable to locate him. Later that evening Tighe called 911 to report he was lost, police said.
Dispatch informed troopers the last known coordinates of Tighe. When troopers arrived, Tighe flagged them down and he was taken into custody and lodged in the Grand Traverse County Jail.
Tighe was arraigned in the 86th District Court in Grand Traverse County on Oct. 14. He was charged with breaking and entering without permission and resisting and obstructing police.
He was given a $1,000 bond. His next scheduled court appearance is on Oct. 26.