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Huron County deputies retrieve suspects from Michigan

Scott Seitz2 • Apr 7, 2013 at 12:07 PM

A pair of Willard men facing local burglary charges were retrieved from Michigan on Friday and transferred to the Huron County Jail.

Huron County Sheriff's Detectives Sgt. Josh Querin and Bill Duncan traveled to Mt. Clemens, which is north of Detroit in Macomb County, to pick up Robert L. Hamman, 43, of 537 Dale Ave., and Jeffrey L. Patton, 42, of 405 Park St.

Hamman and Patton are suspects in a March 11 home invasion at a Holiday Lakes residence near Willard.

According to officers, Hamman and Patton were in the process of committing a burglary when they were chased off by the homeowner at gunpoint.

The duo fled to Michigan, where they were arrested on March 14 with the help of Macomb County officers.

"They both waived their extradition hearing," Duncan said Friday.

Duncan said Hamman and Patton were cooperative during Friday's transport.

"Hamman may have to return to Michigan at some point in time because he has a stolen truck case pending there," he said.

Duncan said the burglary was drug-related.

The pair now await local bond and preliminary hearings.

"There was a very significant manhunt for these two suspects," Sheriff Dane Howard said, not only on the day of the alleged crime, but in the days leading up to and on the day of arrest.

Howard said at the time of the arrests he has known Hamman and Patton for years. The sheriff said they both have extensive criminal histories.

"I've investigated these two when they were youngsters in Plymouth when I was a Plymouth officer," he said. "They've had a number of experiences with the law. This is not a surprise."

Howard said these two suspects were considered highly-dangerous, volatile individuals.

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