Fitzpatrick heads to court Friday

Feb 28, 2013

MARQUETTE, MI--   A preliminary hearing has been set for a Marquette man accused of home invasion.  

Douglas Fitzpatrick

Douglas Fitzpatrick, 26, was arrested last week for breaking into a home on the 500 block of West Washington Street.  Police say he was visiting the victim at his house January 14th when the victim said he and Fitzpatrick needed to leave.  When the victim returned he found someone had entered a window by climbing a breezeway and had stolen property. 

Police say Fitzpatrick had talked about the crime before it was committed.

Fitzpatrick is charged with second-degree home invasion, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $3,000 fine.  His preliminary exam is set for Friday in Marquette District Court.