BirminghamMay 1, 2013
Man charged in home invasion
By Tiffany Esshaki
C & G Staff Writer
BIRMINGHAM — A Detroit man is expected in Oakland County Circuit Court Monday on charges related to a Birmingham home invasion that occurred last month.
On April 19, Lucious Brinson, 27, was arrested after officers from the Birmingham and Troy police departments witnessed the man allegedly breaking into an apartment complex in the 1100 block of North Old Woodward and leaving with stolen goods.
According to Cmdr. Terry Kiernan, of the Birmingham Police Department, plain-clothes officers from a Troy investigative unit had been following Brinson, suspecting that he was involved in other incidents in their jurisdiction. Brinson led police to the complex in Birmingham, where, Kiernan said, he exited his car, approached the building and then returned to his car a number of times. After several attempts, Brinson was allegedly seen returning to a parked car with a pillow case in his hand that appeared to be weighted with several items.
That was enough evidence, Kiernan said, for officers to apprehend him. But the suspect reportedly attempted to evade an arrest.
“(Officers) boxed him in (with patrol cars), but he didn’t want to go, so he smashed into one or two of the police cars. Then he decides to get out and run,” said Kiernan. “He only got a couple feet, and they took him into custody.”
Inside the suspect’s vehicle, police found items in a pillow case they believed to have been stolen from the Birmingham apartment complex, including numerous pieces of jewelry, as well as shoes. Also inside the vehicle were bags of marijuana.
Brinson was arrested and charged with home invasion, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of breaking and entering tools, which Kiernan indicated to be a crowbar. Shortly after his arrest, Brinson posted his $25,000 cash surety bond and was released with court information.
According to court documents, Brinson has an extensive criminal history, including unarmed robbery charges dating back to 2004 and a bench warrant for arrest issued in March from Friend of the Court. He’s expected to be arraigned in Oakland County Circuit Court by Judge Daniel O’Brien on the morning of May 6. An attorney for Brinson could not be reached by press time.