ESCANABA - A former Escanaba resident - charged with 21 felony counts relating to break-ins at homes and camps in Delta County in 2012 - was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court.
Phillip James Lanaville, 47, was arrested by Delta County law enforcement while he was lodged at Dickinson County Jail last year. He is now an inmate at Alger Correctional Facility where he is serving a maximum prison term of 15 years for a break-in in Dickinson County.
Lanaville was officially charged with the 21 felonies in Delta County on Dec. 11, 2013. He is accused of breaking into homes in Brampton Township and Wells Township from April through December 2012. He is also accused of breaking into camps in Rock during the same time period.
Several firearms, money, jewelry, and a vehicle were stolen during the 10 incidents in Delta County, according to Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post and the Delta County Sheriff Department who conducted a year-long joint investigation into the break-ins.
Troopers investigated the following four incidents relating to Lanaville's arrest:
- Lanaville is charged with allegedly breaking into a shop on 27.5 Road in Brampton on May 6, 2012. Breaking and entering a building with intent is a 10-year felony.
- The suspect allegedly committed the crime of second-degree home invasion, a 15-year felony, on Sept. 17, 2012 at a home on 26.5 Lane in Brampton. He is also accused of two counts of receiving or concealing stolen firearms, each a 10-year felony, and one count of possession of a firearm while committing a felony, a two-year felony.
- Lanaville is charged with allegedly breaking and entering a building with intent at a home on 26.5 Lane in Brampton during September 2012.
- Troopers arrested Lanaville on one count of breaking and entering a building with intent at a camp on M-35 in Rock sometime during