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      Delta County home invasion case moves forward

      The case of an alleged home invasion in Ford River Township has been bound over to Delta County Circuit Court.

      At a preliminary hearing in Delta County District Court, Judge Glenn A. Pearson ruled there is enough evidence against 28-year-old Jacob Michael Calouette in the alleged home invasion on August 11. Two witnesses testified at the hearing. Homeowner Claude Kobasik testified he chased the assailant out of his home in the early morning hours of that day. Calouette was eventually found and surrounded by deputies and troopers from the Gladstone Post. An officer who testified at the hearing said Calouette had a receipt that belonged to Kobasik's wife, and that Calouette had removed the receipt from her purse.

      "The court finds that there is sufficient evidence to establish the charge, by a preponderance of the evidence, at the least; a home invasion with intent to commit larceny," said the Hon. Glenn A. Pearson at the hearing.

      Calouette is currently lodged in the Delta County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond.