By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW – Lloyd David Springfield of Troy was arraigned by video July 27 in 27th District Court of Wyandotte before Judge Randy Kalbach for home invasion and felonious assault.
Police Chief Clifford Rosebohm said Springfield was remanded to the custody of the Wayne County Sheriff’s office and denied bond. A probable cause conference will be held in 27th District Court Aug. 9, with an Aug. 16 date for a preliminary examination of the evidence against him.
Springfield also is suspected in an armed robbery of a Brownstown Township 7-Eleven.
Riverview police officers were summoned to Valade Street in Riverview at 6:43 a.m. July 25 based on a call of a home invasion in progress.
Two of the victims said someone had broken into their residence about 1:45 a.m. They heard a fight in the basement, then heard the suspect flee through the side door of the house.
The third victim, who had direct contact with the man, said he arrived home from work about 11:30 p.m. the night before, and was in his basement bedroom playing video games when he opened the bedroom door at 1:45 a.m. to find the man standing in the doorway, brandishing a knife.
The eyewitness said Springfield told him he had hid in the residence’s garage for about a half hour before looking for a house he could enter and hide in. He said Springfield entered through the unlocked side door.
The man said that after an hour and a half of talking to Springfield and allowing him to use his cell phone, the resident tried to call 911 on his phone, which evoked hostility from Springfield. The two men struggled, during which the knife was dropped.
The man said Springfield then threw a lamp and a television at him, and told the man he had possession of the knife, after which Springfield ran upstairs to the side door and exited the house.
Police proceeded to search the neighborhood, and Springfield was found hiding in the rafters of a garage on Valade Street.
Springfield was handcuffed, searched and taken into custody at the Riverview police station. He was also transported to Trenton’s Beaumont Hospital for treatment.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected].)