Clarkston man arrested, charged for larcenies

BIG RAPIDS — A Clarkston man faces a burglary charge following last week’s string of alleged larcenies from vehicles and a home invasion.

Tyler Michael Graves, 23, was charged with one count of burglary on Thursday in Mecosta County’s 77th District Court, according to Detective Brian Miller of the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety.

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Under the burglary statute, breaking and entering is a felony punishable by up to five to 20 years in prison, depending on the variables and degree charged by prosecutors.

Graves was arrested on Wednesday morning by city officers following several attempted larcenies from vehicles and a home invasion reported on Monday, June 10.

According to Miller, investigators received information after police released the photo of the suspect to media. Through this, investigators were able to obtain an address of where Graves was staying with his girlfriend and mother on 16 Mile Road in Big Rapids township.

Graves was located and detained. Through a consent search of the residence, investigators were able to recover a piece of evidence and clothing similar to that worn by the suspect, linking Graves to one of the burglaries.

City officers were assisted by the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office.

Graves is being held at the Mecosta County Jail on a $2,500 bond.

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