Two California Township Break In Suspects Arraigned
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, July 5, 2024

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(COLDWATER) – Two suspects arrested in connection with a break in at a California Township home have been arraigned.

According to Branch County District Court officials, 50 year old Ricky Dale Cox II and 47 year old Robin Stenger have been charged with breaking and entering with intent and possession of methamphetamine. The Branch County Prosecutor’s Office also filed a fourth time habitual offender sentencing enhancer against Cox.

An additional charge of absconding from bond was filed against Stenger after she failed to appear for a hearing in District Court in April in regards to another methamphetamine case.

Michigan State Police were sent to a house in the 1000 block of State Line Road in California Township on Tuesday on the report of a breaking and entering that happened at 9 PM on Monday.

Tips and leads were received and three suspects were developed. In addition to Cox and Stenger, a third suspect was also linked to this crime.

Troopers located Cox and Stenger Tuesday living in a camper in the area of Willowbrook Road and White Drive. They were arrested and a considerable amount of stolen property was recovered.

Cox and Stenger plead not guilty at their arraignments. Both are scheduled to have their probable cause hearings on July 16 and preliminary hearings on July 23.

The search continues for the third suspect.


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