Man who told victim he was psychic in jail on home invasion charges

A 32-year-old Oceola Township man is lodged in the Livingston County Jail on home invasion charges after a series of break-ins at the Fairlane Estates Mobile Home Park in Oceola Township.

Deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a home invasion at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The victim provided a description of the suspect, who was located and detained while deputies continued their investigation.

The victim reported that she was expecting company when she heard her front door open. She realized something was wrong when she heard an unidentified male voice talking to her dog; she confronted the suspect and recognized him as someone who lived in the mobile home park. The suspect claimed to be psychic and demanded money from her. There was a brief struggle and she pushed him out the door.

While investigating the home invasion, deputies received information from four other people in the mobile home park who reported similar interactions with the suspect. Deputies also learned that the suspect was known to one of the victims, and the suspect also dropped his driver’s license and business card at one of the homes.

In all, there were a total of five home invasions reported to deputies: two on Waterway Drive; two on Capri Drive; and one on Catalina Drive.

The suspect was in possession of two stolen items from the home invasion.

There were no injuries reported, and the suspected admitted to being under the influence of drugs.

Deputies were assisted by the Howell Police Department.

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