Home invasion suspect faces five charges, including assault

By: Thomas Franz | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published May 12, 2015


MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Fraser man was arrested on May 9 after a break-in and domestic violence incident in the 45000 block of Heatherwoode Lane.

At approximately 8 a.m., officials say Macomb County sheriff deputies were dispatched to a residence when a caller said that her ex-boyfriend forced entry into her home and then physically assaulted her current boyfriend.

The suspect allegedly kicked and punched the man in the face, causing serious injuries.

As the woman attempted to call police, deputies say the suspect grabbed the phone from her, slapped her, and pushed her to the floor.

The woman was able to use a different cell phone to contact police and describe the truck which the suspect began to drive away.

Lieutenant John Michalke said that officers located the truck and arrested the suspect during a traffic stop.

The suspect, Michael Jerome Gwisdalla, is charged with five counts: assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, domestic violence, home invasion third degree, interfering with a crime report and possession of marijuana.

Gwisdalla was video-arraigned on May 11 in the 41-A district court of Shelby Township, and was given a $30,000 cash-or-surety bond. He requested a court appointed attorney, but none had been assigned yet at press time. His next court date is scheduled for May 18.