Four charged in Michigan City home invasion

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. Four people were taken into custody Thursday, after a home invasion in Michigan City.

It happened in the 300 block of East 10th Street, around 2:45 a.m.

Police say the homeowner heard a knock on the door. She answered the door, recognizing the teenage girl as her daughter's friend.

The 16-year-old girl and two armed males, entered the home, stole items, and left on foot.

Evidence led police two blocks away, where they searched a home and found some of the stolen items, along with a handgun matching the description.

Police later arrested a fourth suspect who escaped the home during the invasion and led authorities on a foot pursuit. He has been identified as 16-year-old Chandler Mitchell.

16-year-old Cyleina Briggs, 18-year-old Tayon Lee, and a 17-year-old male are facing charges of robbery and criminal gang activity, among others.

Mitchell has a host of felony charges plus dangerous possession of a firearm. In addition, he faces a new charge of resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana.

The named suspects will be tried as adults and have a $25,000 bond.

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