Sherman Twp. man faces 7 charges in connection to home invasion. 

July 15, 2022


Sherman Twp. man faces 7 charges in connection to home invasion. 

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

A 28-year-old Sherman Township man who allegedly broke into a Sherman Township home, stole a gun and then fired shots along US 31 on Wednesday has been charged with five felonies and two misdemeanors. On July 13, Dylan James Hansen, 211 E. Dewey Road, was arraigned today in 79th District Court. 

At 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, deputies from Mason County Sheriff’s Office were called to the 3700 block of North US 31 for a reported home invasion. The caller, a teenager, was home when he discovered a person had broken into the house. 

“While deputies were responding to the call, several other calls came into the Mason-Oceana 911 reporting a shirtless male in the 3700 block of North US 31 shooting a gun at passing cars,” Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said. “It was further reported to responding units that this suspect had re-entered the home of the original home invasion, armed with a long gun.”

The resident of the home fled to a nearby house. As deputies were arriving the suspect reportedly exited the home, , verbally addressing and yelling at the deputy. The suspect was not armed at that time and was taken into custody, Cole said. 

Hansen, who has a criminal record, was charged with: 

  • Home invasion, first degree (two counts), punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and/or $5,000 fee. 
  • Larceny in a building, punishable by up to four years imprisonment and/or a $5,000 fee. 
  • Felony firearms (two counts), punishable by up to two years imprisonment, punishable by up to two years imprisonment consecutively with and preceding any term of imprisonment imposed for the felony or attempted felony conviction. 
  • Reckless use of firearms (two counts), misdemeanors, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. 
  • Bond amount was not listed in court records. A preliminary court examination is scheduled for Aug. 3, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. 

In 2019, Hansen was convicted in 51st Circuit Court for breaking and entering. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail. On Dec. 31, 2019, he was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office for breaking and entering a building with intent, trespassing and habitual offender – second offense. He was arrested in March 2017 by Ludington Police Department for aggravated assault and assault and battery. In July 2017 he was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office and charged with disorderly person, drunk. In 2016 he was arrested by Michigan State Police for larceny in a building and larceny by conversion of $200 or more but less than $1,000. Court records also show other arrests dating back prior to 2016. 

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