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Man confesses to 17 home invasions

Posted at 5:46 AM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-18 05:58:09-04

Several Mid-Michigan communities are thankful tonight after the man, police say has been breaking into homes for the past month, is behind bars.

Thirty-year-old Gregory Schulz is facing four counts of second-degree home invasion. Police say they believe he is responsible for even more.

The Clinton County Sheriff's office issued a warning on September 11th about the rash of break-ins. They say a tip lead them to Schulz.

"It was very important, that tip is what broke the case. And it was from you news release," Det. Lt. Sean Dush said.

The Clinton Co. Sheriffs office says that Schulz was out on bond from an alleged bank robbery in Eaton County. They say when they received the tip, they used their resources.

"And we contacted the tether office and they were able to confirm on the 10th of September that he was at three of our home invasion scenes during the time period in which the crimes were committed," Dush said.

From there, police were able to track him and arrest him in Lansing later that day without incident. Police say that once he was in custody, he confessed to a total of 17 crimes.

"We're very thrilled to catch him. This community has been up in arms and very nervous and we were afraid somebody was going to get hurt, whether it was him or one of our citizens when confronted by him," Dush added.

Schulz's bond is set at $600,000. He is expected back in court at the end of this month.

Schulz has previous home invasion and larceny convictions dating back to 2005.