Authorities ID home invasion suspects caught on camera; 1 in custody

Surveillance image of two men suspected in home invasion in Tallmadge Township. Authorities believe the man on the left is 27-year-old Mathieu Bodary, and the man on the right is 33-year-old Erick Doke. (Courtesy Ottawa County Sheriff's Office/May 19, 2016)

TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities have identified two home invasion suspects who were caught on a surveillance camera at the home, and say one of the men has been arrested.

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies say 33-year-old Erick Doke, the suspect on the right in the surveillance image, was arrested on several warrants for absconding parole. Authorities say he has a lengthy history of breaking and entering and home invasion. Deputies say warrants are being sought in this case.

A mugshot of Erick Doke (Courtesy: Michigan Department of Corrections)
A mugshot of Erick Doke (Courtesy: Michigan Department of Corrections)

According to Michigan State Police, Doke’s criminal record includes convictions for Felony Home Invasion, Felony Breaking and Entering and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

The second suspect has not been caught, but deputies say he has been identified by several tipsters as 27-year-old Mathieu Bodary. Authorities say there are outstanding warrants for his arrest not related to the case.

Police say the two suspects stole several items from a home in the 13000 block of 44th Avenue in Tallmadge Township sometime after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities are not sure where Bodary is, but say he is known to frequent the Grand Rapids and Big Rapids areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616.738.4000 or Silent Observer at 877.887.4536.


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