The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office arrested Travis Jay Parker following an investigation into a home invasion that occurred late on July 2 at a residence on Lake Michigan Drive.
Shortly after midnight on July 3, the homeowner alerted deputies to the break-in. At the time of the break-in, the victim received an alert from his home security system, according to police.
The homeowner watched a live video on his smart phone and saw an intruder was in the home. He alerted the suspect he was being watched, and the suspected fled the scene before police were alerted. The victim was out of town for the Independence Day holiday.
Deputies arrived on scene early Wednesday, checked the home and confirmed the suspect fled. It doesn’t appear as though anything was stolen, according to police.
The victim posted the video of the suspect on Facebook. Deputies received several calls and tips that led investigators to the suspect.
On Friday, Parker was located on U.S. 31 near Chicago Drive in Holland Township and taken into custody. Parker was lodged at the Ottawa County Jail for home invasion, and he will appear in court at a later date.
The incident remains under investigation.
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