Esky man faces home invasion charges

ESCANABA – A 31-year-old Escanaba man remains lodged in jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond for allegedly entering two residences while people were in their homes.

William Alcid Blahnik, of 1010 1st Ave. N., Escanaba, was arrested last month following two separate complaints of an unknown person entering homes in Escanaba, according to court and police records.

Blahnik allegedly entered an apartment on the 900 block of Ludington Street at around 7:40 p.m. on March 19 while a female was home. He also allegedly entered a home on the 2500 block of 8th Avenue South at around 11 p.m. the same night while a male resident was watching television at home, said police.

In both incidents, the victims heard noises in their residences and found the suspect in their kitchens.

Blahnik was charged with two counts of home invasion for attempting to commit a larceny in an occupied home. Each felony carries a maximum sentencing of 20 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

The two counts were bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court where he may make a plea or go to trial.

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Jenny Lancour, (906) 786-2021, ext. 143,