2 men arraigned on assault charges after allegedly holding Huron Township resident a gunpoint

David Janowski of Romeo (left) and Michael Lavelle of Chesterfield, face six felony charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon, first degree attempted home invasion, and firearms felonies. (Booking photos courtesy of Huron Township Department of Public Safety)

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Two men were arraigned Tuesday and face multiple felony charges after they allegedly held a Huron Township resident at gunpoint Sunday morning.

David Janowski, 27, from Romeo, and Michael Lavelle, 28, from Chesterfield, face six felony charges, including assault with a dangerous weapon, first degree attempted home invasion, and firearms felonies.

Both were charged by the Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and were arraigned in the 34th District Court in Romulus.

Both are being held on a $50,000 bond and could face hefty prison sentences if convicted.

Police responded to the 23500 block of Manor Drive in the Swan Creek manufactured home community at 4:37 a.m. Sunday on a call of an assault that had just occurred.

Sumpter Township police initially assisted with the response to the house.

When police arrived, a resident told them that multiple men entered her house and held a person at gunpoint.

She said no shots were fired and that the men had fled the house before police arrived.

A few minutes later, the men were arrested after police pulled over their car near the intersection of Judd and Clark Roads.

One weapon was recovered by police during the arrests.

A third man who was arrested was not charged by the prosecuting attorney and was released.

“I just want to clarify that this was not a random crime and we have found no other connections between these suspects and other crimes in our area. A third suspect was arrested in this investigation but was not ultimately charged by the prosecuting attorney. That third suspect has been released,” Huron Public Safety Director Everette Robbins said.

“I am appreciative of the community’s confidence in our department during this investigation. As always, we will always be transparent and make sure our residents are informed as soon as we have important information to share.”


 

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