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Last suspect arrested in 2007 shooting

Published 10:20am Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A 2 1/2-year investigation by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department ended Monday with the arrest of the last suspect.

Jordon Leon Holmes, 26, and Daniel Thomas Pierson, 23, both of Niles, have been charged and are lodged at the Berrien County Jail.

Niles Township patrols responded March 24, 2007 to a home invasion and shooting at 2006 Ontario Rd., No. 68, Niles Township.

Once at this location, sheriff’s deputies found Jason Rosenhagen, who was living at the address, shot in the facial area, and Jesswin Bryant was beaten.
They said two subjects armed with handguns broke into their residence in the early hours of March 24, 2007 and demanded money. Both victims rushed both of the intruders and a fight ensued with all four subjects, resulting in Rosenhagen being shot in the facial area and Bryant being assaulted.

Both fled the scene.

Sheriff’s detectives started the investigation and from forensic evidence left at the scene and from interviews arrested the first suspect, Pierson, giving an address of 2741 Reynolds, on multiple felony warrants on September 2009.

Sheriff’s deputies, assisted by Michigan State Police from the Niles post, arrested Holmes at his residence at 2249 Redfield Rd., just into Cass County, without incident Monday.

Holmes is charged with robbery armed-assault with intent to rob while armed; home invasion in the 1st degree; weapons felony firearms; assault with intent to murder; and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Pierson is charged with robbery armed-assault with intent to rob while armed; home invasion in the 1st degree; weapons felony firearms; assault with intent to murder; and assault with a dangerous weapon.

Det. Sgt. Fred Laesch was the lead investigator.

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