Wallace, James

James Wallace (Photo: Macomb County Sheriff's Office)

Livonia Man Charged In Macomb County Home Invasion, Chase

February 11, 2019 - 4:26 pm

LENOX TWP. (WWJ) - A Livonia man is being held on a $50,000 bond, charged with breaking into a home and fleeing police in northern Macomb County.

The Macomb County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a residential alarm at around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, on 31 Mile Road in Lenox Township. 

They got there in time to spot a white male fleeing the scene in a blue Chevy pickup, setting off a chase that ended when the stop sticks were deployed on Gratiot Ave., north of 25 Mile Road.

The pickup went off the roadway and hit a tree, officials said, and the driver -- identified as 46-year-old James Wallace -- was arrested without further incident. No injuries were reported. 

The homeowner reported some stolen items, which were found in the pickup, according to the sheriff's office, and it was discovered that the truck itself had been stolen out of another jurisdiction. 

Wallace was arraigned in the 42-2 District Court of New Baltimore Monday on the following felony counts: Home Invasion - Second Degree; Assault With A Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault); Stolen Property – Receiving and Concealing – Motor Vehicle; and Police Officer – Fleeing – Fourth Degree.

It's unclear at this time if this was a random crime, or if or why the homeowner was targeted.

Wallace's next court appearance is scheduled for February 20.