Police: Man Broke Into Elderly Woman's Home, Stole Her Car

WWJ News
December 14, 2019 - 5:10 pm
Dejuan Lawson

Dejuan Lawson (photo: Detroit Police)


DETROIT (WWJ) - A 34-year-old man is facing criminal charges after he allegedly broke into an elderly woman's home and stole her vehicle. 

Dejuan Alberto Lawson was arrested Friday and arraigned on three felony counts in connection with the crime, which happened around 4 a.m. on Tuesday.

Wayne State University Police responded to the 74-year-old woman's west side home after she called 911 saying car keys were missing from her kitchen, her dining room window had been broken, and her vehicle had been stolen from her garage, which is attached to the house.

Later that night, around 11:45 p.m., police officers on patrol spotted the vehicle, a burgundy 2008 Pontaic G6, in the 1200 block of Selden, near the Lodge Freeway and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Officers ran the license plate, realized the vehicle was stolen and initiated a traffic stop. At that point, Lawson was taken into custody and transported to the Detroit Detention Center.

Lawson is charged with receiving and concealing a motor vehicle, unlawful driving away of auto, and first-degree home invasion. Bond was set at $25,000. He is due back in court on December 27.