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Holly man faces 20 years in prison multiple felonies

Written by Amy Mayhew   
Saturday, January 25 2014

Jesse Long

HOLLY, Michigan – A Holly man has been charged with multiple felonies and faces more than 20 years in prison after Holly police officers apprehended him while initially responding to a Baird Street vehicle break in on Sunday night.

According to the press release, officers apprehended Jesse Thomas Long, 28 after responding to a second call that basement windows along the east side of St. Rita’s Church, just a couple blocks east of  Baird Street on E. Maple, had been broken. Although the windows were smashed, nobody entered the building, the report said.

As officers checked the immediate area around the church, a male suspect was seen running from West College Street near E. Sherman. A short chase ensued, and eventually, Long was arrested.

An officer received minor injuries in the chase, but was treated at a local hospital and later released. Long was not injured.

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Following Long’s arrest, police were approached by a College Street homeowner who said Long had entered his home just prior to when the police arrived, and stolen several items from inside the residence while he and his family were home.

Long was arraigned in Clarkston’s 52-2 District Court where he was charged  with first degree home invasion, a 20-year felony, assault/resisting/obstructing police causing injury, a 4-year felony, possession of marijuana, a 1-year misdemeanor, and two counts of breaking and entering a vehicle, both 93-day misdemeanors. Charges are still pending for malicious destruction of property at St. Rita’s Catholic Church.

Police recovered some of the stolen property immediately following Long’s arrest, while later after the arraignment, a police-issued search warrant yielded all of the property taken in an earlier breaking and entering incident at St. Rita’s Learning Center on the corner of Washington and Baird Streets. Additionally, police seized other stolen property that has yet to be matched to the rightful owners.

Long has a lengthy criminal history in Holly, and is currently on felony probation in Oakland County for a conviction of breaking and entering into a vehicle, felony larceny from a vehicle, and felony arson charges – all charges that took place in the village of Holly in 2012. More recently, Long was arrested in Holly on Jan. 8 for possession of marijuana.

Long is currently lodged in Oakland County Jail with a $200,000 bond.

All questions regarding the case and recovered stolen property may be directed to the Holly Police Department at (248) 634-8221 during regular business hours.


#1 mickeysmouse30 2014-01-25 11:22
What a shame ,hope he straightens up
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#2 Jesse Lambert 2014-01-27 15:10

I wouldn't get your hopes up. Our penal system hasn't been focused on rehabilitation for years.

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