Two people arrested in connection with a home invasion

Two people have been arrested in connection with a home invasion in Berrien County, following an hours-long manhunt involving five different area agencies. It happened around 10:30 Thursday morning in the 1600 block of Boyle Lake Road in Bertrand Township.

Police say it all started when a patrolman saw a female driver in a car acting suspicious. Soon after that, he spotted a man running from a nearby home, and after checking out the scene, discovered that he'd interrupted a home invasion in progress. K9 units tracked two suspects for over two hours, but were unable to catch them.

20-year-old Tyler Fletcher of Galien, gave himself up to police several hours later by walking out of the wooded area nearby. The second suspect, 19-year-old Nicole Blann of Niles, was also arrested after she approached a homeowner about a mile away from the scene and asked to use the phone. The resident became suspicious and called police.

Both Fletcher and Blann are now in jail facing second degree home invasion charges. Police say they're following additional leads, which may show these two are responsible for more home invasions in Berrien County.

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