NEWBERRY - Four Newberry residents - including a mother and son - have been arraigned in Luce County District Court on assault and home invasion charges related to a break-in early Wednesday, where a subject was allegedly held at knifepoint and prescription drugs stolen.
Teresa Faye Kinney, 32, her son, Markus Allen Kinney, 18, and Zachary Matthew Sturgeon, 21, are lodged in the Chippewa County Jail, pending video pretrial conferences set for July 9. Preliminary examinations are scheduled for July 12.
All three are being held on $500,000 bond each. In addition, a 16-year-old male was arraigned as an adult on the same charges as the other three suspects, which included assault with intent to rob while armed, which is a crime punishable by up to life in prison, and first-degree home invasion, which is also a felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Michigan State Police troopers from the Newberry detachment did not release the name of the juvenile today. He is being held on tether under house arrest.
Troopers said they were called to a residence located along Luce County Road 405 early Wednesday. Occupants of the home said several suspects wearing dark clothing had broken into the home and held a man at knifepoint, while others robbed the home of prescription drugs. The suspects then fled the area, causing minor injury to the man. Troopers said they soon developed several suspects in the case and the arrests were made.
John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.