Man Who Followed Livonia Teen Home Faces Charges

WWJ News
September 10, 2019 - 6:16 pm
David Roberts

David Roberts (Photo: Livonia Police Department)


LIVONIA (WWJ) - A Livonia man is facing felony charges after he allegedly followed a high school student from a bus stop, and into her home.

A message sent by Livonia Public Schools to parents says the student was chased by the suspect, since identified as 27-year-old David Roberts, after she got off the school bus, Monday afternoon.

According to police, Roberts followed the teen onto her porch, in the 14000 block of Arcola near 5 Mile Rd. and Inkster, asked her if her parents were home, and then followed her inside the house. 

Roberts was confronted by the girl’s father who was sitting in the living room. The teen was not physically harmed. 

Police said Roberts fled the house, jumped over a fence and went into hiding. He was pursued by the girl’s father, her brother and a neighbor who surrounded the area.

The dad called 911 to report the incident, multiple Livonia Police Units immediately responded. Within minutes, police said, Robert was found in a nearby backyard and arrested. 

Roberts was arraigned in the 16th District Court Tuesday on several charges including Breaking and Entering, and Assaulting a Police Officer.

Bond was set at $100,000/10% and his next court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 19.

The school district said this is a good time to remind students to walk in groups if possible, pay attention to your surroundings, run if you feel afraid and notify an adult of any suspicious activity.