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Bloomfield Township Burglary Suspects Plead Guilty

Andrew Ryan Willey and Christopher Drinkhorn face sentencing later this month after pleading guilty as charged in area home invasions.

 

Two men arrested last month after leaving the scene of a Bloomfield Township home invasion have pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges, Oakland County Circuit Court records show.

Andrew Ryan Willey, 27, and Christopher Drinkhorn, 21, pleaded guilty as charged to counts of home invasion - second degree, and being habitual offenders during pre-trial hearings before Circuit Judge Rae Lee Chabot earlier this month. Each faces sentencing on Oct. 30 in Oakland County Circuit Court, records show.

Officers arrested both men on Sept. 13 shortly after a burglary in the 1400 block of Lenox Street in the township, according to Bloomfield Township Police Department reports. Officers responded to a call about two men seen running down the sidewalk of Lenox and into a green SUV parked near the Adams Road intersection at about midnight. At about the same time, they received an alert about a home security system activated on Lenox.

The vehicle was gone when officers arrived, however, an Auburn Hills officer who was listening to the radio traffic located it nearby and arrested the two occupants without incident. Investigators found evidence of recent thefts in the vehicle, and determined the men were linked to home invasions in Auburn Hills and Rochester Hills, reports said.

Willey, of Auburn Hills, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in 48th District Court in September, and remained in the Oakland County Jail as of Wednesday, jail records show. Chabot granted Willey's request to reduce his bond from $100,000 to $75,000 cash, surety, records show.

Prison records show Willey was convicted of cocaine possession and operating a vehicle without a license in Macomb County in 2011. He was sentenced to serve two years in prison and records indicate he was released early, but do not specify a date. He was designated a parole absconder on Sept. 18.

Drinkhorn, of Rochester of Hills, also waived his preliminary hearing in 48th District Court last month and remained at the Oakland County Jail on $100,000 bond as of Wednesday, records show.

Hillarie Boettger, Drinkhorn's attorney, left a voicemail for Patch on behalf of herself and Stacy Drouillard, Willey's attorney, Wednesday evening confirming the plea agreement. She did not elaborate further on the case and invited Patch to attend sentencing.

Drinkhorn pleaded guilty to a violating his probation received from a fraud conviction last October. He was ordered to serve 273 in days in the Oakland County Jail, records show.

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