Suspect charged in home invasion, armed robbery in Harper Woods

By: Brendan Losinski | Advertiser Times | Published May 14, 2019



HARPER WOODS — A 27-year-old Detroit man was arrested in connection to a home invasion and armed robbery in Harper Woods April 19.

Michael Hudson is accused of breaking into the home of a 74-year-old woman in the 18600 block of Old Homestead Drive, near Kelly Road, at approximately 3:30 p.m. April 19. 

The Harper Woods Department of Public Safety reported that Hudson allegedly forced his way into the house, produced a knife and robbed the resident of her money. He then allegedly pushed the woman down before fleeing the scene on foot, according to police. 

The woman suffered minor injuries during the encounter and called 911, police said. Harper Woods officers began searching for the robber.

During a search of the area, police reportedly located and arrested Hudson hiding in a garage in Detroit near the west side of Kelly Road. The Harper Woods Department of Public Safety said its K-9 officer, Kaiser, and his handler, Officer Steven Johnson, played a key role in apprehending Hudson.

Hudson was arraigned in 32A District Court April 22. He was charged with one count of armed robbery and one count of first-degree home invasion. He was remanded to the Wayne County Jail. If convicted, he could face up to life in prison as a result of the charges.

Hudson has been referred for a competency evaluation. His next court date will be scheduled following the completion of the evaluation.

Hudson’s attorney, Evan H. Callanan Jr., did not respond to requests for comment prior to press time. 

Call Staff Writer Brendan Losinski at (586) 498-1068.