Home Invasion Suspect Arrested in Tuscola County

A 45-year-old was arrested Monday after allegedly breaking into a home in Tuscola Township.

According to the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office, around 7:00 p.m., deputies responded to a call from someone claiming a male relative was threatening to light the home on fire and kill the family inside. Deputies were unable to find the subject, but a second call reported the man was back and threatening to drive his truck into the home.

Police say the suspect broke into the home and assaulted the caller and the caller’s dog. He was arrested on suspicion of home invasion, assault, animal abuse, operating while intoxicated, and open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.