Cass County man’s arrest caps 2 1/2-year investigationPublished 9:17am Tuesday, January 5, 2010
A 2 1/2-year investigation has ended with the arrest of the last suspect.
On March 24, 2007, Berrien County Sheriff’s Office (Niles Township patrols) responded to a home invasion and shooting at 2006 Ontario, Lot 68, Niles Township, Det. Lt. David Chandler reported Monday.
Once at this location, sheriff’s deputies found Jason Rosenhagen, who was living at this location, shot in the facial area. Jesswin Bryant was beaten.
They advised two subjects broke into their residence in the early hours of March 24, 2007, armed with handguns, and demanded money.
Both victims rushed the intruders.
A fight ensued with all four subjects, resulting in Rosenhagen being shot in the face and Bryant being assaulted.
Both suspects at that time fled the scene.
Sheriff detectives, from forensic evidence left at the scene and from interviews, arrested the first suspect, Daniel Thomas Pierson, 23, who gave an address of 2741 Reynolds, on multiple felony warrants in September.
On Jan. 4, sheriff’s deputies, assisted by Michigan State Police from the Niles post, arrested Jordan Leon Holmes at his residence, 2249 Redfield Road, just into Cass County, without incident.
Jordan Leon Holmes, 26, of 2249 Redfield Road, Niles, robbery armed – assault with intent to rob while armed; home invasion, first degree; weapons felony firearm; assault with intent to murder; and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Daniel Thomas Pierson, 23, of 2741 Reynolds St., Niles, robbery armed – assault with intent to rob while armed; home invasion, first degree; weapon felony firearms; assault with intent to murder; and assault with a dangerous weapon.
Both suspects are lodged at the Berrien County Jail in St. Joseph.
Det. Sgt. Fred Laesch was the lead investigator.